With the second pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins select Chase Young, pass rusher, The Ohio State University.
The Ron Rivera Era in Washington got off to a big start. Adding Chase Young with the second overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft was an easy choice. The team was in desperate need of high end talent, and get exactly that in the Ohio State pass rusher.
The team spent the free agency periods adding quality depth players at positions of need, so that they can add blue chip talent in the draft. Young instantly becomes a cornerstone piece of the franchise. A true defensive player of the year type talent, Young joins a defense that has had numerous picks added to it over the past few seasons.
The Redskins have drafted a defensive player in the first round of each of the last three NFL Drafts. They brought in defensive minded Head Coach Rivera, along with very succesful and longtime defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio to run the defense. Expect these coaches to get the absolute most of Young, and he could push for a Pro Bowl selection as early as his rookie season.
Young should instantly be a favorite to win Defensive Rookie of the Year. He was dominant in college, and is already refined technically. If the Redskins want to be competitive this season, it will be on the backs of the defense, this selection further proves that.
A homerun selection for Rivera and company, it’s easy to see how Chase Young fits with the Redskins and immediately makes the team better. They may have had bigger needs on the roster, but the talent was too great to pass up.