Another growth spurt? Chase Young says he may not be done growing yet
Chase Young already has an intimidating frame. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound defensive end is an incredible athlete and dominated the college game during his time at Ohio State, resulting in becoming the No. 2 selection during the 2020 NFL Draft.
As large as Young already is, he says there’s a possibility that he could still be growing.
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During a recent Zoom conference call, Young described how his father stood 6-foot-7 as a sophomore in college, and shortly after he left grew to be 6-foot-10. But Young reassured everyone that, should he continue to grow, it won’t really affect his game all that much.
“It’s a possibility I could grow late,” Young said, according to ESPN. “A lot of people told me my growth plates, there’s still some room. It won’t affect my game. It’s something I’ll adapt to, staying flexible. If you’re tall, you’ve got to be a lot more flexible. I’ll be the same person whether I’m 6-7 or 6-1. Everything’s cool.”
Young was selected with the second pick in this year’s draft by the Washington Redskins. He’s always had a high ceiling and been considered one of the best players at his position. Out of high school, Young was a five-star prospect who flourished while in Columbus.
In his final year with the Buckeyes, Young accounted for 21 tackles for loss, 16.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, three pass break-ups and a blocked kick. That stat line earned him a trip to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony in December.
Now, Young is looking to make an immediate impact at the next level. He’s already the betting favorite to be the 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.