Gary Horton of Scouts Inc. listed Lions WR Titus Young as the #7 breakout player in the NFC: "If he can stay out of fights with his teammates and learn to control his temper, he can become a special player. His statistics were solid in 2011, with 48 catches for 607 yards and six TDs as the No. 3 receiver. With WRs Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson on the outside, he can be very effective out of the slot, especially on third down. He has really good speed and vertical skills, usually versus a No. 3 corner, but he must play with more discipline and avoid the nine penalties he committed in 2011."
ESPN NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert added: "Maturity is the key word for Young, who has drawn rave reviews for the way he rebounded from a fight with safety Louis Delmas. If that incident was the catalyst for getting Young in line and set to be a consistent contributor, then it was a small price to pay."