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Avery Young | Tackle

Team: Auburn Tigers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/12/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 315

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NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein documents that Auburn redshirt junior OG Avery Young "did an admirable job at right tackle last season, but he is best-suited inside at guard, which is where he is expected to start this season."
"Young has a big bubble and is a decent heads-up blocker with the ability to be effective as a short-puller," he wrote. "Young's biggest issues are his lack of bend and his limited change-of-direction ability. His background at tackle should help strengthen his interior pass protection." Young's older brother Willie is a starting DE for the Bears and his cousin Thomas Davis is a playmaker for the Panthers. Jun 30 - 1:12 AM

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Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee said the offensive line is a big strength of the team despite the losses of veterans Reese Dismukes and Chad Slade.

"The offensive line will be as good as they can come together," Lashlee said. "Continuity is a big deal and chemistry with the offensive line." The Tigers are strong at tackle with Shon Coleman at LT and Avery Young at RT. The interior is more of a question mark, but the Tigers have a spate of strong prospects. The Tigers are hoping LG Alex Kozan is healthy, and coaches say he'll be ready to go by fall camp. "Two years ago, we were fortunate enough to stay healthy all year," Lashlee said. "Those guys played together all year. By the end of the season, you were able to see how successful we were. Last year, we had some injuries, we had to mix and match guys more and I think at times that led to us being a little bit inconsistent."
May 13 - 9:25 PM

Auburn redshirt sophomore OG Avery Young will return to school.

"As of now, I'm coming back," Young said. "I only sent my papers in to evaluate myself, to see where I'm at, see what other people said, my coaches, other coaches, to see how much work I need to put in." Tigers coach Gus Malzahn must be pretty happy today, as D'haquille Williams also decided to return for his senior year. The 6-foot-6, 322-pound Young might move from left guard to right guard next year to make room for Alex Kozan, the former LG who missed 2014 due to injury. "I'm at left guard, I'll probably be at left guard the rest of my life," Young said. "That interior's real, it's a whole different life, but anywhere they put me, I'm going to give my all."
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 10:29:00 PM

Auburn HC Gus Malzahn confirmed the school will file for feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board on behalf of redshirt sophomore OT Avery Young.

"He's a huge athlete," center Reese Dismukes said. "He's got very good feet and he's really come along this year. He's moved around and really accepted that responsibility very well. That's not easy -- to be here one week and then here the next week." Young, a third-year sophomore, has experience at both guard and tackle. Young (6-foot-6, 309 pounds) is the brother of Bears DE Willie Young, and Panthers LB Thomas Davis is his cousin. "I've got a year of tackle up under my belt, and we made it to the championship game, so I've got everything I could do from that position," Young said earlier this season. "I feel playing guard will just open up the window even more."
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:27:00 AM

Auburn starting freshman T Avery Young will miss the remainder of the 2012 season with an undisclosed injury.

Young started the first three games of the season but has missed time since. Head coach Gene Chizik would not give details on the injury, but this news certainly doesn't help the Tigers moving forward.
Sat, Oct 20, 2012 06:30:00 PM

Auburn starting freshman RT Avery Young already feels at home and comfortable after dealing with some nerves earlier on.

Auburn is starting two freshman tackles, but Young is the only true freshman starter in the Tigers' offensive lineup. Throughout the offseason, Young's quickness and agility to mirror set him apart from the competition, but he is still growing into his frame. "I think practice is sometimes a lot faster than the game," Young said. "I know I've got the ability to hold up against a lot of guys in this league."
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 04:00:00 PM