#1 WR/KR Titus Young (5-11, 174 lbs.), Boise State
College Career: Young turned heads last week at the Senior Bowl after a successful career at Boise State where he caught 204 passes for 3,063 yards and 25 touchdowns while also returning kickoffs. He averaged 152.42 all-purpose yards per game in 2010 and was selected as a third team All-American. He was one of the top receivers in the nation this year with 71 catches for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns, and has been drawing comparisons to DeSean Jackson after several outstanding plays in Mobile.
Strengths: Young is an absolute speedster who can line up anywhere on the field. He is a shifty, explosive playmaker with great deep ball skills, He can track the ball in air with the best of them and makes contested catches down the field. There aren't many in this draft who are as deadly in space, and few cornerbacks he played in college could cover him one-on-one. He can catch the ball over the middle, but is primarily a vertical threat and a receiver who will be a factor in the screen game with the ball in his hand.
Weaknesses: One of the concerns is the level of competition Young faced while playing in the WAC. He didn't play against elite opponents week in and week out, and his work ethic will be tested in the NFL. His lack of size will also be an issue when trying to beat press coverage, and he had one day at practice this past week where he had some mental lapses catching the ball. He does have a black mark on his character coming in the form of a 10-game suspension in his sophomore season.
Verdict: Young might not fill the Redskins need for a possession receiver, but if they want a receiver in the second round, he should be an option. Santana Moss might not return and Washington badly needs youth at wide out. The downside is that Young is another undersized receiver and it's been well documented that the Redskins should pursue a bigger target in the mold of a Vincent Jackson. Still if Young continues to generate the second coming of DeSean Jackson hype, he's certainly worth a look.