Bryce Young already has a Heisman Trophy, SEC Championship and appearance in the College Football Playoff national championship game under his belt. But the accolades don’t always speak to how well the redshirt sophomore handles all the intricacies of the position.

ESPN’s “College Football Live” panelists Greg McElory, who knows a little bit about being a quarterback in Alabama’s offense, QB instructor George Whitfield Jr. both praised Young for his ability and expected improvements.

“What I like most about him is his instincts,” McElroy said. “If you’re going to be a top-level quarterback at the college level, you can throw it, you can run it, you can be accurate pushing the ball down the field…those are requirements.

“But what he does really well is he senses pressure,” McElroy continued. “He understands what his answers are within the offense and he gets the ball out of his hands.”

Whitfield, who has trained 4 of the last 5 Heisman winners complimented Young on his composure.

“Bryce Young is college football’s best general,” Whitfield Jr. said. “He’s the most battle tested. “He navigates, he leads, he’s never a liability, he always plays like at asset.”

Young threw for 4,872 yards and 47 touchdowns in his first year as a starter leading Alabama to a 13-2 record. He won the Heisman Trophy becoming the fourth player from the Crimson Tide to do it since 2009.