Is Titus Young Worth the Risk For St. Louis Rams?

By Dan Parzych
(Raj Mehta/USA Today Sports)

One day after the Detroit Lions decided to part ways with their troubled wide receiver, the St. Louis Rams decided to claim Titus Young to provide Sam Bradford with another weapon in the passing game. Now, the main question on the back of everyone’s mind–was this the right move by the Rams?

Despite all of the potential shown when he was drafted by the Lions two years ago, Young has been nothing but a head case during his time in the NFL and failed to live up to the hype in his second season in 2012. After an impressive rookie season in 2011, Young’s numbers were down this past season as he caught just 33 passes for 383 yards and four touchdowns while appearing in 10 games for Detroit.

Now, Young will receive a fresh start with a St. Louis team that could use some help in the passing game and is coming off a disappointing 7-8-1 season. If he can manage to stay out of trouble, there’s no question this move could end up paying off big time for the Rams considering Young seemed like one of the top breakout players to keep an eye on at the beginning of the 2012 season.

Bradford seems like the type of quarterback that faces more and more pressure each season as St. Louis hopes their big investment pays off–so he should be excited to have an extra speedy wide receiver to throw the ball to in the passing game.

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