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Trent Williams: Chase Young going to be 'heck of a player'

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Trent Williams went up against plenty of familiar faces in his first game against his former team Sunday, but it was one Washington player Williams hadn't played with or against who balled out. 

Rookie first-round pick and rising star edge rusher Chase Young lined up across from the seven-time Pro-Bowler periodically in Washington's win over the 49ers and had the best game of his career to date. He finished with six tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and returned a fumble for a touchdown. 

Following his first time seeing Washington's brand new star, Williams couldn't help but acknowledge how good Young is now, and how good he could be in a few years. 

"Chase Young's going to be a heck of a player in this league," Williams told reporters after the game. "He's still young and the scary thing is he's gonna get extremely better in years to come so, offensive tackle is pretty scary for guys who play that position."

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Young flashed just about everything that made him arguably the best player in his draft class regardless of position. The speed, power, technique and instincts were all on display against the 49ers, though his touchdown highlighted the skill that could make him a truly special player.  

Young was on the other side of the hashes when Daron Payne strip-sacked Nick Mullens, but it didn't matter. He flew to the ball, scooped it up and sprinted into the endzone for six. Young's motor made the difference.


"His hustle just away from the ball, it changes the type of player he is and makes him a sparkplug for the defense," Williams said. "He's a heck of a player, the edges they have, they're gonna be good for a long time."

Williams wasn't the only one with high praise for Young. Read what the rookie's mom told him on FaceTime here.