Joel Klatt calls Chase Young 'better version' of Nick Bosa
Ohio State is becoming quite the destination for defensive ends. With another top three NFL Draft selection in Chase Young this year, Columbus is getting even more intriguing for some of the top players at the position.
Young had an outstanding season, collecting 16.5 sacks this season, 46 total tackles, six forced fumbles, three pass break-ups and a blocked kick. He was a first-team All-American selection, the B1G Defensive Player of the Year and a Heisman Trophy finalist.
It’s not all that often that you see a defensive end get those kind of accolades.
After an unbelievable final season with the Buckeyes, Young is now working on becoming one of the top selections in the 2020 NFL Draft. It’s almost guaranteed that he’ll be a top three selection, and some think he could even be the No. 1 overall pick.
He’s following in the footsteps of former teammate Nick Bosa, who was the No. 2 overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft and was recently named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.
But at least one college football analyst believes Young is better than Bosa. FOX commentator Joel Klatt had a pretty interesting response when asked about Young during a radio interview with 106.7 The Fan.
“He’s just a total game wrecker,” Klatt said. “Every time that he’s needed to make a play, it seemed like he was close. From my standpoint, this is the type of guy that you can draft, you can plug him in and you can play him right away. I think he is a better version of Nick Bosa. Bosa is explosive but he’s shorter. Chase has better length. He’s a little better versus the run because of that length. He is the type of guy that I think can be an all pro multiple times in his career.”
Throughout the college football season, Klatt often referred to Young as the most dominant player in the game, and said he’s a player who he believes will be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame when his career comes to a close.
It will be interesting to see how high Young goes in the upcoming NFL Draft and what he can do at the professional level next season.