One of Alabama's best defensive players from last year, Byron Young has officially declared for the 2023 NFL Draft.

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Young, a former four-star recruit from Laurel, MS, committed to the Tide in July 2018, officially signing with the Tide in 2019. Young joined Evan Neal, Will Reichard, Jordan Battle, and others as a part of Alabama's 2019 recruiting class.

Over his four seasons at Alabama, Young recorded 130 tackles, 20 of which for loss, and 7.5 sacks over 45 games, including 25 pressures his senior season.

According to, Young is the No. 82 overall prospect and the No. 19 overall DL prospect in this year's draft.

Tankathon currently projects Young to be selected by the Cleveland Browns with the No. 99 overall pick, which would pair him up with fellow Alabama alums Amari Cooper, Jedrick Wills, Reggie Ragland, Miller Forristall (currently on the Browns practice squad), and Ronnie Harrison Jr.

Byron Young is an excellent run defender with the physicality to keep up in the NFL on day one. Along with his physicality in the trenches, Young's motor never stops running as he plays hard until the whistle. All of these are traits NFL scouts would love to have on their franchises' defensive front.

Young joins Will Anderson, Bryce Young, Brian Branch, Jahmyr Gibbs, Henry To'o To'o, Jordan Battle, and Eli Ricks as the No. 8 Alabama player to declare for the NFL draft and the Tide's sixth defensive player to leave to chase their NFL dreams.

Wherever Byron Young gets selected, we wish him a healthy and lengthy NFL career that consists of many Super Bowls and sacks.

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