NFL Draft prospect Chase Young makes some bold comparisons to himself
Ohio State EDGE rusher Chase Young is widely expected to be the second player off the board once LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is selected with the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Young established himself as the most dominant defensive player in the country with the Buckeyes, racking up 16 1/2 sacks and seven forced fumbles in just twelve games.
The Bronko Nagurski Award winner compared himself to former Ohio State stars Joey and Nick Bosa while also saying he watched the likes of Julius Peppers and Jevon Kearse growing up (via Michael David Smith of Pro Football Reference):
Young said today on PFT Live that he, Joey Bosa and Nick Bosa have some of the same athletic talents and developed in much the same way at Ohio State.
“All three of us have the same tool box. As you see in games, we have a lot of similar moves,” Young said. “The tool box that they brought from college to the NFL, it works. I’ve been looking at them, always looking at Nick because he’s my big bro. I see what he’s doing in the league, he’s obviously doing outstanding.”
As a young player learning the game, Young says, he watched Julius Peppers and Jevon Kearse to get some ideas about how to make use of his athletic gifts.
The Bosa brothers are two of the best pass-rushers in football today, while Peppers and Kearse each made an All-Pro team in their respective careers. Those are lofty standards for Young, who seems intent on proving his worth.
Young is not participating in any drills at the NFL scouting combine, but he plans to hold his own pro day sometime in the near future.
This will hardly impact Young’s draft stock, as most mocks have him going to the Washington Redskins with the second overall pick.