Ravens take Temple cornerback Tavon Young to begin Day 3


OWINGS MILLS, Md. — After refraining from drafting a cornerback in the first three rounds for the fifth consecutive year, the Ravens nabbed Tavon Young from Temple as their first fourth-round pick on Saturday.
The 5-foot-9, 185-pound defensive back will likely compete at the nickel position after starting 32 games over four college seasons. Young recorded seven interceptions and 21 pass breakups at Temple, but the Oxon Hills native did not pick off a pass as a senior.
“I’m a tough player, and that’s what a lot of coaches and people appreciate about me,” Young said. “They always talk about my size, but no matter who it is or how big they are, I always come out on top. I think that’s what makes me special.”
Young participated in the Senior Bowl and will likely compete at the nickel position with veteran Kyle Arrington. He told reporters that he met with the Ravens at the scouting combine in Indianapolis in February and also participated at the workout day the organiztion held for local talent earlier this spring.
The Potomac High grade is just the second player the Ravens have drafted from Temple, joining 2012 third-round running back Bernard Pierce.