Young was drafted in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Saints out of Kent State and was mainly used as a backup secondary player and on special teams.
His best year in New Orleans came in 2008 when he had 50 tackles, eight passes defended and two interceptions. His role was reduced in 2009, however, when Darren Sharper was brought in to solidify the position.
In 2011 Young signed with the Cleveland Browns as a free agent and found what he had been looking for, which was a prominent role on defense. He had a career high 70 tackles and one interception as well as starting eight games.
This past season saw Young start 11 games and have 53 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and three interceptions. During that time though Young suffered a head injury and was placed on injured reserve with a thumb injury in December of 2012.