Breaking rookie sack record within Chase Young's capabilities, one NFL analyst says
Chase Young dominated on the college field a year ago and resulted in the former Ohio State defensive end getting selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. At least one analyst believes Young will have immediate success at the professional level.
NFL Network analyst Nate Burleson believes that the rookie sack record is within Young’s reach this coming season.
Currently, the record is set at 14.5 sacks, set by Jevon Kearse in 1999. Burleson explained why he believes Young has an excellent shot at rewriting the record book this fall with the Washington Redskins.
“I believe so and it is not necessarily about him but I believe it is the rest of the team,” Burleson said on Good Morning Football. “When you have a defense that is filled with guys that were also drafted in the first round. You have Montez Sweat that is extremely fast. You have [Daron] Payne and [Jonathan] Allen and Ryan Kerrigan is still there. All of these different individuals are going to help free him up. …You have a collection of individuals on the defensive line and with the linebackers. That’s why I think he has a legitimate shot.”
Young led college football last season with 16.5 sacks. He earned a trip to New York City as a Heisman Trophy finalist.
Some of already labeled Young as a future Hall of Fame player before even taking a snap in the NFL. Setting the rookie sack record would be a great start down that path.