Ohio State Football: Redskins draft Chase Young with second overall pick

Chase Young had the most dominant season by an Ohio State defensive player in history in 2019. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Chase Young had the most dominant season by an Ohio State defensive player in history in 2019. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Chase Young was a beast during his time playing Ohio State football and now it is time for him to make a name for himself in the NFL.

People are well aware how many Ohio State football players get chosen in the NFL Draft.  You have talented players on offense such as running back Ezekiel Elliott and wide receiver Michael Thomas, and the Bosa brothers on defense. Now, it’s Chase Young’s turn to join the group as he was selected second overall in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.

During Young’s career as a Buckeye, he finished number two on the school’s all-time sack list with 30.5 and was unanimous All-American selection as a junior. He was also in contention to win the Heisman Trophy and won other major awards.

The defensive end’s 2019 stats were extremely impressive. Young played in 12 games (missing two due to suspension), and had 46 total tackles and 16.5 sacks.

Opponent offensive linemen need to watch out for Young’s explosiveness off the snap, his vision reading the quarterback, or running back, and his speed in the open field.  Another thing opposing coaches may consider, do what Michigan did last year and block him with at least two players.

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We all know about his new coach Ron Rivera, known for being a defensive coach, who wants to have at least one impact player on that side of the ball like Luke Kuechly who played for him for years.  Last year, the Redskins finished with a record of 3-13, 27th in total points and yards allowed.  They look to change that with Young on board.

Now Young won’t be alone in turning the defense around, and it will be different on defense since the schemes and playbook will be different and a new group of players learning to work together. But having an elite pass rusher will certainly help the Redskins move forward on defense.

Young will also join former teammates QB Dwayne Haskins and WR Terry McClaurin which will make things interesting.  If the 2020 season does happen, we may see possibly one of the better offensive and defensive teams in the NFL if the cards are played right.

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Hopefully the season gets underway and Chase Young can show opponents he was deserving of being chosen with the second pick in the draft. It promises to be a lot of fun watching him chase NFL quarterbacks around.