This is a long shot, but Chase Young is someone the Detroit Lions desperately seek. LSU’s quarterback Joe Burrow will likely be the unanimous first overall pick. With the Cincinnati Bengals finally moving on from the red rifle Andy Dalton, Cinci will be selecting the Heisman Trophy winner to be their franchise quarterback.
The truth is, Chase Young may prove to be the better player eventually. Young will be impactful from day one. Similar to the Bosa brothers, who Ohio State also produced, it’s a school that’s become a defensive end, NFL pass-rushing factory.
Young will have the opportunity to step right in and be an impact player at the NFL level. Nick Bosa will win the NFL’s defensive rookie of the year; I’d say Chase Young will be the odds on favorite to win the award next season.
Believe it or not, the Lions still have an opportunity to land the second overall pick. Detroit needs Washington to beat Dallas along with losing to Green Bay. A long shot, yes, but not impossible. Chase Young baring any injury throughout the college football playoffs will, without a doubt, be taken with the second pick in the draft.
With Ohio State, this season, Young has recorded 16.5 sacks, 44 tackles, 13 assists, and 6 fumbles forced – all career highs.
He’d fit perfectly coming off of the edge opposite Trey Flowers. Detroit has struggled to produce any type of pass-rush this season; Young would immediately solve this issue. He’d be a dream scenario for Matt Patricia and the Detroit Lions.