Report: Chase Young not expected to participate in NFL Combine drills
Don’t expect to see Chase Young on the bench press, 40-yard dash or trying to show off his vertical this week during the NFL Scouting Combine. This week, it’s being reported that the projected first-round pick won’t be participating in drills.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported that Young plans to be in Indianapolis to participate in interviews and medical exams, but he will not be taking part in any drills. The former Buckeye is listed as the No. 1 overall prospect available in NFL.com’s Top 50 players for the 2020 NFL Draft.
Ohio St defensive end Chase Young, the top prospect in @MoveTheSticks’ Top 50, is not planning to take part in drills for the NFL Scouting Combine this week, source says. He will be here for interviews and medicals, though.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 24, 2020
There isn’t much for Young to gain by participating in drills this week. He’s already projected to be the No. 2 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, right behind LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. He would be the second-straight Buckeye to be selected No. 2 in the draft, with Nick Bosa going second to the San Francisco 49ers last season.
Young declared for the draft following Ohio State’s 2019 season, deciding to forgo his final year in Columbus. In his final season with the team, the defensive end collected a B1G-best 16.5 sacks, forced six fumbles and broke up three passes. He finished the year with 46 total stops, including 21 tackles for loss.
Young was one of 11 Buckeyes selected to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine this year.