Todd McShay really likes what he sees from two Ohio State defensive players. So much so, that the NFL Draft expert believes the Buckeyes will produce two top five picks in next year’s draft.
In his 2020 mock draft, McShay sees defensive back Jeffrey Okudah and defensive lineman Chase Young as top five selections come next April. Okudah has been compared to current NFL star Jalen Ramsey and Young is considered one of the best lineman in college football.
Both earned rave reviews from McShay.
Here’s what McShay had to say on Okudah, who he has slotted at No. 4 right now:
A big, long corner, Okudah broke up eight passes last season, thanks to smooth hips and quick feet. He does occasionally lunge, but he also shows the ability to recover quickly when in press coverage with his athleticism. Though he has yet to haul in an interception, he has the tools to become a No. 1 corner. I love his versatility, as he lines up on both sides and in the slot while also helping out in run defense.
And on Young, who McShay has pegged at the No. 5 slot:
When you post 9.5 sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss and nine QB hurries as a sophomore, you’re going to get the attention of NFL scouts. Young has quickness and above-average bend, and he flashes the ability to convert speed to power, although I’d like to see some improvement getting off blocks. He best fits as a 4-3 defensive end, but he does have experience dropping into coverage and could end up converting to a 3-4 outside linebacker role.
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