Urban Meyer makes a bold statement about Redskins’ Chase Young
Chase Young was selected with the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins after a successful collegiate career at Ohio State. Urban Meyer, Young’s former head coach, believes the Redskins are getting a generational talent in Young.
“You’re getting arguably the most talented guy to go to the NFL in quite a while,” Meyer said, via Redskins.com. “I’m not saying he’s the best player yet, because he has to earn that…but just as far as God-given height, size, strength, speed…you got it all.”
Prior to the 2020 NFL Draft, everyone knew the Cincinnati Bengals would select Joe Burrow with the No. 1 pick. However, the consensus during the pre-draft process was that Young was the best player available, regardless of position.
Looking at his numbers in college, it’s hard to argue that Young wasn’t the most consistently dominant player in the draft. Over the course of his three years at Ohio State, Young tallied a total of 30.5 sacks, 40.5 tackles for loss, and nine forced fumbles.
Just this past season, despite being suspended for two games, Young notched a personal best 16.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles. Standing at 6-foot-5, nearly 265 pounds, the Redskins new edge rusher is a freak of nature. His blend of speed and power is uncanny, actually comparing himself to Nick and Joey Bosa.
Similar to Young, the Bosa brothers became premier edge rushers during their time at Ohio State when Meyer was the head coach. While they’ve had success in the NFL, the No. 2 overall pick has the potential to become the best of the bunch. Before playing a snap in the NFL, Meyer believes Young has the tools to do it all at the next level.