2020 NFL Draft Profile: Chase Young, DE, Ohio State

Chase Young

Defensive end, Ohio State Buckeyes
6-5, 264
40 time: 4.70e


Feb 27, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Ohio State defensive lineman Chase Young (DL45) speaks to the media during the 2020 NFL Combine in the Indianapolis Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Young had to wait his turn on a loaded Ohio State roster, but he was productive in a rotational role in 2017, collecting 3.5 sacks and six tackles for loss in 12 games. He broke out as a sophomore starter, piling up 10.5 sacks and 15.5 TFLs. Despite facing additional attention from opposing offenses last season, Young erupted for 16.5 sacks, 21 TFLs and seven forced fumbles despite missing two games due to an NCAA suspension for accepting a loan. He won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the nation’s top defender and had a legitimate case for the Heisman Trophy if not for Joe Burrow’s transcendent season.

Young sat out the NFL Scouting Combine, letting his sterling resume speak for itself.

Projection: First Round

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