Chase Young's NFL career is off to a monster start based on one statistic alone
A two-time All-Big Ten Conference honoree and a unanimous All-American as a junior, fans of the Washington Football Team, then-known as the Redskins, had high hopes for Ohio State Buckeyes pass-rusher Chase Young when the organization selected him with the second overall pick in April’s National Football League Draft.
Recording two-and-a-half sacks in his first two games, and another in the team’s loss to the New York Giants on November 8, the Hyattsville, Maryland native has lived up to these expectations thus far.
The first defensive player off the board in the draft, with only his one-time Buckeye teammate, quarterback Joe Burrow, going ahead of him, one stat from Pro Football Focus (PFF) shows just how impactful Young has been compared to his fellow rookie defenders.
Most QB pressures by rookies:
1. Chase Young – 17
2. Derrick Brown – 13
3. Javon Kinlaw – 12
4. Tershawn Wharton – 11 pic.twitter.com/cFqGBzVeIh
— PFF (@PFF) November 10, 2020
Currently standing at 2-6, which, remarkably, is good enough for second-place in the NFC East, first-year head coach Ron Rivera’s team will hit the road to battle the Detroit Lions (3-5) on Sunday at Ford Field at 1 p.m. ET on FOX.