Every now and then, an NFL draft prospect comes along who makes the job of a talent evaluator very, very easy. This was the case in the 2020 draft when Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young was universally considered the best non-quarterback prospect in the class and arguably the best pass-rushing prospect to come out in a long time.
Young was selected second overall by the Washington Football Team and his rookie season has gone exactly as expected. Young, who missed one game this year, has 5.5 sacks and enjoyed a historic outing against the 49ers in Week 14.
Per Washington PR: With his sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery for a touchdown, Chase Young becomes the first player in franchise history to achieve such a feat, and the eighth rookie in NFL history to do so since 1982.
— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) December 13, 2020
If you watched the game, then you know. Young is on the cusp of superstardom and should reach that level of respect around the league by next season, at the latest. Heck, he might already be there. He was ferocious against the 49ers and was every bit the pass-rush unicorn he was projected to be.
If you’re wondering if there’s anything Chase Young can’t do the answer is
— NBCSports Washington (@NBCSWashington) December 13, 2020
Washington will need everything Young has to offer in Week 15 as the Football Team welcomes Russell Wilson and the Seahawks to FedEx Field.