Playing offensive line for BYU the last few years has not been much fun, but the more I hear about…
BYU 2004 Success Begins & Ends with Offensive Line
RIGHT TACKLE No 1: Scott Young With a 500-plus bench press, Young has the makings of a punishing run blocker. That is a freakish amount of strength for a college player. You may recall the Deseret Morning News reported last fall that Young completed the NFL bench press standard 51 times! There may be some unhappy defensive ends this fall because somebody is going to get hurt. Upper body strength is especially critical for an offensive lineman, but Young also squatted an impressive 626 pounds, according to the Deseret News. That is what may really set Young apart. If you're a college lineman and you're squatting 450 pounds, you're doing all right. Young reportedly has the side-to-side athleticism to play on an island, which tackles are often left to do. With his strength, no defensive end will go through him. Young will ultimately force all of them to try to get around him. Can Young prevent that? His success in passing downs – and therefore his chances starting at right tackle...
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