In a move that surprised absolutely no one, Washington took Chase Young with the #2 overall pick in the 2020 draft. Young is easily the best player in this class and thoroughly dominated the B1G while at Ohio State. He grades out as one of the best edge rushers to ever come into the NFL Draft. The Redskins already had a promising corps of pass rushers, with Young joining a defensive line corps of Da’Ron Payne, Jonathan Allen, Montez Sweat, Matt Ioannidis, and Ryan Kerrigan. The addition of Young immediately vaults Washington’s defensive line to among the best in the entire league as a result. This pick was a no-brainer and gives new head coach Ron Rivera a young pass rusher to build around.
Young projects as one of the best pass rushers in the league almost immediately. He was utterly unblockable at Ohio State. Double and triple-teams followed him everywhere nearing the end of his OSU career. This move just made too much sense for the Redskins to pass up despite the best efforts of several teams to move up. Chase joins his former teammate and 2019 draftee Nick Bosa as the latest Buckeye pass rushers to be taken in the top 5. He will start day 1 for Washington and therefore projects to be wildly productive. This was one of the easiest picks in the entire draft.
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