Looking to find additional help in the secondary, the Dallas Cowboys conducted an extensive interview with Kent corner Usama Young (5-11, 190) in recent weeks, TheRanchReport.com has learned.
Young figures to be a late-round pick or possibly an undrafted free agent.
As a senior, he recorded 60 total tackles including six interceptions while earning All-Conference honors.
The Cowboys are looking to acquire additional help at cornerback with the recent health issues of Anthony Henry and also considering veteran Aaron Glenn is entering the last years of his career.
Scout.com currently ranks Young as the No. 13 overall prospect available in this year's draft.
Usama Young Scouting Report
Bio: Four-year starter, awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after totaling 60/2/6.
Pos: A nice-sized cornerback with solid ball skills. Displays solid footwork in reverse, loses nothing transitioning to run with opponents and covers a good amount of area on the field. Quickly reads receivers' eyes, then gets his head back around to locate the ball. Nicely positions himself against defenders and gets vertical to knock away the pass. Tough and willing to get involved in the action.
Neg: Not strong and struggles bringing ball handlers down on initial contact. Very quick out of his backpedal and prefers to side-shuffle. Better facing the quarterback and struggles with his back to the ball.
Final: A consistent player in college, Young will get late-round consideration as a nickel or dime back who plays backed off the line of scrimmage.
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