Washington continues to collect former Ohio State players, and this time they nabbed one that could totally transform the defense. With the second overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Washington selected Chase Young — a player projected to be even better than both Joey and Nick Bosa, who both contributed immediately out of college.
Great... Carson Wentz and the Eagles’ offense will now have to face the crazy productive defender twice a year.
In Young’s three seasons at Ohio State, Young made 98 total tackles (68 solo), including 40.5 for loss, 30.5 sacks (!!!) and 9 forced fumbles. Let’s talk about those sacks for a minute. He recorded 10.5 his sophomore season, and had 16.5 in just 12 games in 2019 — including FOUR in one game against Wisconsin.
He was essentially unblockable, and if opposing offenses did succeed in keeping him from their quarterback, it was only because they put at least two, if not three, guys on him.
Here’s all of his sacks from last season:
So, heads up to the Eagles offensive line this fall: Don’t underestimate the rookie defender from Washington.