Cincinnati has not won a game in 2019. The Bengals have decided that Andy Dalton, their starter since he was a rookie in 2011, is not the answer at quarterback. While some may wonder what took them so long to figure it out, he will be replaced by this season’s likely Heisman winner, quarterback Joe Burrow of Louisiana State.
With Burrow off the board, not that the New York Giants would select him after drafting QB Daniel Jones sixth overall last April, Big Blue can address one of their biggest needs.
"“There’s no way the Giants should pass on the best overall prospect in this class. Landing a rare talent like (Chase) Young would be a huge steal, even at No. 2 overall.” – Luke Easterling, Draftwire."
Every mock draft is in agreement. With the second overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Chase Young, edge rusher, Ohio State University. He is one of the most dynamic pass rushers to come out of college since Khalil Mack. That comparison might even be selling Young a little short.
"“He is an absolute monster off the edge indicative of his school-record 16.5 sacks in just nine games.” – Trey Roman, NBC Sports"
I was a bit skeptical about all the hype surrounding Young. That was until I saw him play against Penn State last week. Piling up stats when going up against Rutgers or Maryland is one thing, getting three sacks against the second-best team in the Big Ten is another. What was even more impressive, when Ohio State needed him the most at the end of the game, Young turned it up a notch.
The 6-5,265-pound junior has the ability to put his name among some of the top pass rushers in Giants history. Provided he stays healthy, Chase Young could be mentioned in the same breath as Michael Strahan, Leonard Marshall, and Lawrence Taylor by the time his career ends.