Let's get into my updated Big Board rankings for the class of 2020, which include a new top prospect. These are my top 25 prospects as it stands right now, along with my position-by-position rankings. You can jump to those rankings here.
A few notes before we dig in:
These aren't detailed scouting reports just yet. I still have a lot of work to do on these players, and what they do this season really matters.
I've included asterisks next to the names of the underclassmen, who could still return to school for at least one more season.
Height and weight are based on what we have from schools. We don't get official numbers until the 2020 combine in March.
1. Chase Young, DE, Ohio State*
HT: 6-foot-5 | WT: 265 | Previously: 2
Todd McShay and I discussed Young after his last game, when he had four sacks and two forced fumbles against Wisconsin. With 13.5 sacks and five forced fumbles, Young has proved he is the best pass-rusher in the 2020 class, and it's not close at this point. His numbers don't show his full dominance. Just watch the tape from Ohio State's big win over Miami (Ohio), in which he had two strip sacks and the RedHawks' offensive tackles had no chance to stop him. The NFL loves twitchy edge rushers who can get after quarterbacks, and that's Young. I wouldn't be surprised to see him go off the board first in April. He caught my eye as a true freshman in 2017, and he really came on last season, picking up the production with Nick Bosa sidelined. Young finished with 9.5 sacks and 14.5 total tackles for loss in 2018. (Note: Young won't play against Maryland because of a potential undisclosed violation of NCAA rules, the university announced Friday.