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Titus, DeSean parallels

Posted by Chris Brown on February 22, 2011 – 8:28 am

Boise St. WR Titus Young models his game after DeSean Jackson for a reason. They’re built the same, have similar skill sets and top end speed. But Young is predicting he’ll run significantly faster than Jackson at this week’s NFL combine.

With his bold claim that he’ll run a 4.2, Young has a lot to live up to. He says his best time is 4.35, which is exactly what Jackson ran at the combine back in 2008. He also had an explosive 10 foot broad jump. He later had a 34 1/2 inch vertical and 6.82 second three cone drill at his Cal pro day.

Whether Young can eclipse those numbers remains to be seen. If he can perhaps Jackson’s success in the league can convince NFL clubs to take Young as early as the bottom of the first round in a receiver class that’s short on elite talent. Otherwise he’ll likely wind up coming off the board around where Jackson did, which was pick 49 overall in the middle of round 2.

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