"All week, coach told me that I was the next man up, so I was ready," said Young, the first of the club's five picks in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft. "Once my moment came, I just went out there and played with confidence. I just did what I know."
Harbaugh took note of Young's performance, which included three takcles. "Tavon has played well," Harbaugh said. "I think Tavon's had a really good season as a rookie. He's played five good games for us, whether we put him inside or in the slot."
Lewis gets start at left tackle: Rookie Alex Lewis made his first start at left tackle since graduating from the University of Nebraska for the injured Ronnie Stanley (foot), and acquitted himself well.
The team's fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft did not allow a sack or commit a penalty Sunday, but said there was room for improvement.