If you want a solid indicator of the hype surrounding Chase Young, try this: The pass rusher's name is already on the list of guys getting odds to be the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 2020, despite, you know, him not being in the NFL yet.
Young comes in as a decent longshot for the award at 50/1 in one sportsbook, but the fact that he's in the mix before even knowing where his career will begin certainly shows the kind of potential people believe he has.
Consider these points:
- The Ohio State star has the same odds as Byron Jones, Calais Campbell, Chris Jones, DeForest Buckner, Jaylon Smith, Preston Smith and Richard Sherman. Those seven have been to a combined 14 Pro Bowls.
- You'll find Young's name ahead of reputable veterans such as Marcus Peters, Marshon Lattimore, Earl Thomas, Fletcher Cox and Yannick Ngakoue. There's another 18 Pro Bowls right there.
Now, are those enormous expectations for a soon-to-be 21-year-old? Sure.
But are those enormous expectations easier to understand once you, for example, read how Young "possesses superior traits and the ability to wreck and alter offensive game-plans as a perennial All-Pro"? Also sure.
The Redskins should very well have their chance to nab Young later this month at the draft, and if they do, they'll be hoping he can secure some individual hardware during his time in the Burgundy and Gold.
The above odds signal that hardware could come rather quickly, too.
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