Assessing Redskins first-round options: Ohio State EDGE Chase Young

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JACKSONVILLE, FL – DECEMBER 16: A Washington Redskins helmet is seen before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 16, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Earth’s four seasons are a myth. There are five seasons, and right now, the Redskins are nearing the height of draft season.

The Washington Redskins possess the No. 2 overall selection, and with the Cincinnati Bengals likely to select a quarterback, the Redskins essentially have the keys to the 2020 NFL Draft, and what they do with their pick will have tremendous influence on how the first round plays out.

There’s one player who’s naturally attracted most of the hype for the Redskins selection, and that is Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young. Young, who turns 21 years old in August, had a historic season in 2019. He broke the Buckeyes single-season sack record with 16.5, and added 21.0 tackles for loss and seven forced fumbles.

In his final two collegiate seasons, Young logged 27.0 sacks and 35.5 tackles for loss. He checks the production box twice, and by all accounts, he has the traits to back up his star-studded reputation.

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That said, with any prospect as high-profile as Young, there’s bound to be hyperbole, both about the player and the prospect of picking him. So, to sift through the noise, let’s dive into some film and make our own conclusions. Is Young unequivocally too good to pass up? Does he break through that exalted threshold? Turn the page, and take a look.

Note: This is a 2020 NFL Draft scouting report that was originally published earlier in the offseason. Stay tuned for more original site content later today!

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