Name: Chase Young - Position: EDGE
Height: 6'5 - Weight: 265 lbs
School: Ohio State
Pro ceiling: Julius Peppers
Analyst : Mike Hrynyshyn
Chase Young is a freak athlete who can bully the opposing offensive tackle across from him on just about every snap. Unlike past top EDGE rushers, Young doesn’t have concerns with his motor and effort. Every play that he’s in, Young is looking at getting to the QB. Whether it’s against the run or the pass, Young uses his high football IQ mixed with his elite strength and speed to be a constant disruptive force. Young racked up 16.5 sacks in the regular season, despite often being double teamed. Young has all the traits to be an elite EDGE at the NFL level for the next decade or so.
Finding weaknesses in Young’s game is difficult, but he isn’t a perfect prospect. While he is often able to win convincingly by using his athleticism, he lacks any true pass rush moves. Once he gets to the NFL where the game is faster and the competition is stronger, he’ll need to work on his hand placement and counter moves.
Games Watched: FAU, Cincinnati, Michigan St., Wisconsin x2, Michigan, and Penn St.
Chase Young is my top ranked player in the class. He’s the best prospect that I’ve watched in at least two years and is a lock to go in the top two or three picks and be a high level player for many years to come.
Washington Redskins, NY Giants, Cincinnati Bengals