4. Get Chase Young by any means necessary
The NY Giants held the second-overall pick all the way up until this past weekend when they lost the Chase Young Bowl to the hated Washington Redskins. While their chances have reduced dramatically of landing the generational player, it’s still possible, and we outlined those possibilities earlier this week.
The most realistic scenario will likely include trading up, and it’s something that should be seriously considered. The Redskins already have a solid stable of pass rushers, and Young could be worth parting with a 2021 first-rounder.
Young possesses the type of talent that allows him to single-handedly determine the outcome of games. He is extremely disruptive as a pass rusher and currently has 16.5 sacks and six forced fumbles for the Buckeyes, despite often drawing double and triple-team protection from opposing offenses.
In his three year career at Ohio State, he has totaled an eye-popping 30.5 sacks and eight forced fumbles, despite having limited action in his freshman year and missing two games this season due to an NCAA infraction.
Chase Young is the ideal pass rusher, possessing an abundance of size, speed and strength for the position. The 6’5″ and 265-pound pass rusher is extremely polished at pass rushing and has few, if any, weaknesses to his game. Adding him to a Big Blue defense that has lacked much semblance of a pass rush, fills a critical need.
By allowing Young to get after the quarterback, it will enable the young secondary and linebacker corps of the Giants to perform much more effectively, as opposing quarterbacks will have less time in the pocket to find an open receiver. The addition of a player of Young’s caliber by itself would exponentially improve New York’s defense.