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DE Chase Young (Nagurski, Hendricks, Bednarik, Silver Football, All-American, Washington Redskins)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by MD Buckeye, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

    Man, this is awesome work by Austin Ward over at Lettermen Row. Great insight into the relationship between Young and Larry Johnson and a look at how focused Young is on chasing greatness.

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  2. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    If he can just get a little bigger and quicker I think he can be good.
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  3. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I'm calling 3 sacks for Chase tonight. NW's OL is a train wreck.
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  4. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    One thing I would like to see him do is finish a few more opportunities. As great as he's been, he's left a few on the table with near misses.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2019
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  5. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Chase - What a great name for a DE!
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  6. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    “Nick, he used to push me naturally,” Young said. “I used to study Nick, even when he was here. He used to push me in workouts. I would be on his heels every day, trying to beat him at anything. If I beat him at anything, I’m like, ‘Whew, I just did that.’

    Now, he’s in the NFL, had a good game, NFC Defensive Player of the Week. Now he just set the bar even higher. Now I know going into Northwestern next week, I’ve got to get two [sacks], I’ve got to get three. It just keeps going and going and going.”

  7. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    The O.G. of this one is Jack Tatum and there can never/will never be any man actually more of a bad mother fucker than him but Chase is working up there.

    I had my doubts last year, but turns out he was working on two bad ankles so...I'm a dumbass. Not my first encounter with that reality.

    That said, I'm nominating him for a new wallet.


    These are the days boys. Enjoy 'em.
  8. gmen6981

    gmen6981 Div 1 Couch Tackling Champion.

    Yeah, I really think coming back next year just might improve his draft stock a little.

    <written in sarcasm font for anybody already too drunk to get it>
  9. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    He’s good
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  10. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    Rewatching highlights and it's as if the NW OC thought it'd be a good idea to block him straight up just to see at the start.

    And then they saw and went to their regularly scheduled game plan of doubling and rolling the pocket away from him every damn play.

    Stats are always the most noticed and rewarded, but there isn't a higher compliment than planning your entire passing game around 1 guy.
  11. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Thamel, checking in once again with a weekly update from the guest bedroom at Urban's house...

    Why freaky OSU DE Chase Young is the best player in college football: ‘There’s only 10 guys like him in the world’
    Pete Thamel
    Yahoo Sports
    Oct 23, 2019, 11:48 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The first overmatched victim of Ohio State defensive end Chase Young flashes on a projector screen in the Buckeyes football facility. Defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley hits pause to single out an offensive tackle from Florida Atlantic, frozen in game-film infamy amid an autopsy of Young’s sacks.

    Hafley see-saws the film until it stops in the precise place that shows Young vaulting a half-step toward the quarterback an instant after the snap. There’s a tone of pity in Hafley’s voice, as the Florida Atlantic linemen are still lined up perfectly still like a row of folding chairs.

    A half-step advantage for a defensive lineman is like a 10-yard cushion for a wide receiver, and Young appears poised to bull-rush past the line with the ease of fans flowing through a turnstile.

    “Not one of the offensive linemen is moving,” Hafley said, shaking his head. “It’s. Over. Doesn’t it look like he’s running out of the blocks in a track meet?”

    When the film resumes, Young proceeds to barrel around the edge virtually unimpeded for one of his 9.5 sacks, a total that’s tied for No. 1 in college football. The frozen moments of singular dominance have come in
    flourishes through seven games, as the image of Young’s blond dreadlocks splayed out behind him as he mauls helpless quarterbacks has seemingly played on a loop this season.

    Young is a 6-foot-6, 270-pound freak who appears to be darting toward greatness like, well, a sprinter coming out of the blocks. Former Buckeye Nick Bosa compares Young’s skill set to elite NFL rush ends Khalil Mack and Von Miller, two generational pass-rush talents. “That type of get-off,” Bosa told Yahoo Sports recently. “He has that speed first, power second.”

    Young’s potential invokes the hyperbole of an athlete that can change the paradigm of the position. Along with consistently mangling quarterbacks, he can also fluidly drop back into coverage, block kicks and has an imposing physique that one NFL scout likens to LeBron James.

    The natural comparison for Young in Columbus remains the Bosa brothers, former Buckeyes who went No. 2 in the 2019 draft (Nick) and No. 3 overall in 2016 (Joey). Both Bosas have performed at a level that justify those lofty picks, but former OSU coach Urban Meyer says that Young “may be the most talented” of the three.

    “The guy looks like the Predator,” said FAU coach Lane Kiffin, mimicking Young’s popular nickname. “There’s only 10 guys like him in the world.”

    Cont'd ...
  12. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo “Big-time players step up in big-time games.” '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    “The guy looks like the Predator,” said FAU coach Lane Kiffin, mimicking Young’s popular nickname. “There’s only 10 guys like him in the world.”

    This is why you can’t hate Lane Kiffin.
  13. KOBuckeye

    KOBuckeye Urban Legend

    I can totally see the Bengals totally screwing up and passing on him. As a Bengals fan, I hope they don’t and pray that they actually call his name on draft day.
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  14. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

    Hubbard and Young would be nice for the Bengals
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  15. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    I saw a mock on CBS today that had Bengals taking Burrow #1 overall. :smash:

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