With the second overall pick the New York Giants select…Chase Young, defensive end, Ohio State.
A true grand-slam of a pick. If the Giants get a chance to select Chase Young, the defense will be upgraded as a whole for years to come with the athleticism and skill he brings off the edge. In only 9 games played, Young has allotted 16.5 sacks, 19.5 tackles for loss and seven(SEVEN!!) forced fumbles in which he leads the Big Ten in all three of those categories and the NCAA in sacks and forced fumbles.
Pro Football Focus grades Young at a single season grade of 97.0, which is the highest grade they have EVER assigned to a player in a season in the NFL or in college football. “He’s crushing records on a game-by-game basis and putting forth the best season we’ve ever seen from a player on either side of the ball in our time of grading football at any level,” said PFF college football analyst about Young when revisiting candidates for the Heisman trophy.
Speaking of which, recent defensive lineman to finish high in the Heisman Trophy ballot, as Young is projected to be: Jonathan Allen, Jadeveon Clowney, and Ndamukong Suh. This list speaks volumes to Young’s talent. As it pertains to Chase Young’s fit with the Giants, he will likely take Lorenzo Carter’s role as the WILL rushing linebacker but could rush from either side just as effectively. With his ability to beat offensive tackles with his speed off the edge, his improved hand usage, and elite lateral agility, Chase Young will be an early difference-maker for the Giants.