Ohio State’s Chase Young would bring immediate impact to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should this 2020 mock draft have any indication on reality.
The 2019 NFL Draft just happened three months ago, but as the 2020 football season is set to begin for both college and the professionals, draft content is rolling out year round. In an updated mock draft from Walter Football, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are picking sixth and land a player who is considered to have a shot to be taken number one overall.
In the next line of elite edge rushers, Chase Young from The Ohio State University has called next. Looking to follow the likes of the Bosa brothers to become top five picks in the NFL Draft out of Ohio State, Young just misses out on that honor here in this mock.
If the Buccaneers find themselves picking in the top ten again this year, then it most likely means an overhaul and rebuild is taking place. This would also mean that a new quarterback would be on his way to Tampa Bay as well, so while Young is the pick here, realistically the Buccaneers would have to address a different position.
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However, having fun with this mock draft, Young would be an absolute stud wherever he lands, and getting him in Tampa Bay would be undeniably glorious. Young enters his junior year with the Buckeyes and is eyeing an improvement upon last year as well.
Young become the Buckeyes’ leading force along their defensive line after Nick Bosa injured his core three weeks into the season and decided to withdraw from school to focus on his recovery and prepare for the draft. Listed at 6-5 and 265 pounds, Young totaled 9.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss for the silver bullets a year ago; he also had two and a half sacks and five tackles for loss as a true freshman.
Young has widely been talked about among the ranks of the best edge rushers to enter this year’s draft. Should he put together a double-digit sack season and wreak havoc on opposing backfields for the Buckeyes this year, he could go from a Buck to a Buc.
There is real potential that Young goes in the top five, top three, or even as the top pick as he has all of the hype entering the 2019 season. Landing with the Buccaneers would be a dream come true for defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.