Ohio State junior defensive end Chase Young is doing things we've never seen in our six years of grading college football players at Pro Football Focus. And he's changing games in a way we've never seen in all our years of watching college football. Let us explain.
Young is already a top-three prospect on every 2020 NFL draft board in the country, posting 13.5 sacks (most in the FBS and just a half-sack behind the all-time Ohio State record) and forcing five fumbles through eight games. He is arguably the biggest reason for the Buckeyes' defensive transformation this season, as witnessed by his four-sack performance and domination of Wisconsin on Saturday.
In a 2020 draft class dominated by offense, Young looks like the most polished pass-rusher in years.