Ohio State defensive end Chase Young burst onto the scene in 2018 in relief of injured starter Nick Bosa. But ahead of what is expected to be a big year for him, a truly stunning photo has emerged.
The photo in question, shared originally by Ohio State, shows Young standing side-by-side with running back J.K. Dobbins. There’s just one issue: Young absolutely towers over the 5-foot-10 Dobbins.
As if that weren’t enough, Young looks way thicker as well. But Dobbins is still a respectable 220 pounds.
Whoever it is that measured Young at 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds may need to double check their instruments.
Imagine being a Big 10 offensive tackle and seeing Chase Young lined up across from you.
For reference, the player to his right (J.K. Dobbins) is 220 pounds. pic.twitter.com/DP2zkXS5Kx
— Carter Donnick (@CDonScouting) August 19, 2019
Young is one of Ohio State’s captains for the 2019 season.
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 19, 2019
As a freshman, Young had 18 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
But he really exploded as a sophomore, recording 33 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, and five passes defended.
For his efforts, Young earned Second-Team All-Big Ten honors at the end of the season. He has also been named a captain for the 2019 season.
Young’s status as an elite pass rusher should come as little surprise though. Coming out of high school he was a five-star prospect and one of the top recruits in the nation.
247Sports had him as the No. 7 overall player in the country in 2017. He was the No. 2 weak-side defensive end in the nation and the No. 1 prospect from the state of Maryland.
On top of all of that, he is currently projected as one of the top defensive prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft.