Ohio State defensive stars Chase Young, Jeff Okudah receive major praise from former B1G offensive opponents
Michigan tight end Sean McKeon and Penn State wide receiver KJ Hamler had pretty good careers on the field in the B1G. It’s why both offensive stars received invitations to participate in this week’s NFL Scouting Combine, providing them both with a chance to improve their stock ahead of the draft.
It also served as a time for the two to relive some of their worst memories on the field — at least when it comes to certain opponents making their lives miserable.
Both McKeon and Hamler met with the media on Tuesday in NFL Combine interviews to talk about the opportunity ahead this week. But, before the two participate in drills, both were asked which players were the best they’d faced during their college careers.
McKeon and Hamler both named former Ohio State players.
According to Mark Lane of The Texans Wire, McKeon called Ohio State defensive end Chase Young the best player he’s ever faced. He said the former Buckeye has “unmatched” speed and power, and said he’s the best player he’s ever had to play against on the field.
Hamler chose Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah, saying he watched a lot of film to prepare for Penn State’s game against the Buckeyes.
It’s almost fitting that McKeon and Hamler named Young and Okudah, as both are considered to be top five selections in the 2020 NFL Draft. According to NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah, Young is the No. 1 prospect available in the draft, while Okudah is only a few slots behind at No. 4.
Fortunately for other B1G players, Young and Okudah won’t be on the field in Columbus any longer. Now, they’ll be a problem for NFL offenses.