Avery Young, a staple on Auburn's offensive line for the last three seasons, has signed with the New Orleans Saints
Young, from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, was a member of Auburn's 2012 recruiting class. He was tabbed to start as a true freshman, but an injury ended with a medical redshirt. He took over Pat Miller's starting tackle job in 2013 and played both Guard and Tackle in 2014 before spending all 2015 at the Right Tackle spot.
Young's versatility is going to make his new team happy. In a league where roster spots are at a premium, a player with experience at multiple spots on the line is a prized possession.
His NFL.com draft profile projected him in the 4th or 5th Round, but that was obviously off, and it sounds like they see him more at the Guard spot than at Tackle.
Young already had a pretty good idea what the NFL is like. His brother is a defensive end with the Chicago Bears. In Avery Young, the Saints are getting a great kid with a lot of fun aspects to his character. He's led the way for three straight 1,000 yard seasons by Auburn running backs. He's an avid fisherman, so at least he's near the ocean.
Oh, and he's got some priceless reactions. We'll always love you for this moment following the Kick Six, Avery:
War Eagle! Good luck in the future!