Name: Jordan Young
School: Old Dominion University
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
The goals I set coming into the season were to help lay the foundation for the future of the ODU football, become bowl eligible, achieve all conference honors and to finish as the programs all-time leader in tackles. This motivated me all season and I was able to complete each due to the help of my team.
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
The extra year of eligibility allowed me to further develop mentally and physically in to a complete football player. Mentally, I was able improve my film study habits and spend more time understanding the big picture of our defensive scheme. Physically, I spent a ton of time improving my strength and conditioning to develop into a high motor player on game day.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My coaches and teammates would describe me as a leader and competitor. A player who is always going to be locked in and prepared wether it be a workout, meeting, practice, or game. The approach would always be the same.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
When I’m studying film the biggest takeaways for me are identifying tendencies. Specifically, keys or tendencies that specific players have, or the offense as a whole based on personnel or formation. This allows me to play fast and not over analyze during the game.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
What separates me is my positional versatility and ability to fit into multiple defensive schemes. I have played inside & outside backer in multiple systems and have maintain playing at high level. Another aspect is my overall knowledge of the game. My 6 year career at ODU has allowed me to soak in a ton of knowledge from some of college footballs brightest minds.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My off-season training plan is to train and to get into the best shape of my career. Potentially compete in a senior all star game. Lastly, to take my training from Tampa and apply it to the on the field work at the ODU Pro Day on March 25th.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
On the field a team will get a true competitor. A player that is smart, charismatic, and who loves the game so will want to make the most out of every opportunity that is presented to him. Off the field a team gets a high character player. I pride myself on being a person who is not a distraction and maintaining a positive self image as it is a reflection of of my family, friends, teammates and team.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
If presented with an opportunity from an NFL organization they will quickly see that I can fit in seamlessly to any situation. My passion, character, and work ethic are second to none. I hold myself to high standards and have high aspirations in which motivate me to do anything and everything that is asked of me without hesitation.
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