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ESPN's Todd McShay Names New No. 1 Player In 2020 NFL Draft

J.K. Dobbins celebrates a play for Ohio State football.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 01: J.K. Dobbins #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after a play in the game against the Northwestern Wildcats in the first quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Sure, we're only midway through the 2019 season, but it's never too early to look ahead to the 2020 NFL Draft.

This morning, ESPN's Todd McShay released an updated ranking of his top 32 players in the 2020 draft. There is a new No. 1 prospect atop the list.

McShay has moved Ohio State defensive end Chase Young into the top spot, ahead of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. You can view the full top 32 here, if you have an ESPN+ account.

If you follow McShay on Twitter, you shouldn't be surprised that Young is his new No. 1 player. He called the dominant defender the best player in college football over the weekend.

Now, McShay putting Young at No. 1 doesn't mean he's saying he'll definitely be the top pick in April. There are several quarterback-needy teams fighting for the No. 1 overall pick, so Tagovailoa, LSU's Joe Burrow or even Oregon's Justin Herbert could be the first player off the board.

However, Young appears to be the "safest" choice as he continues to rack up absurd numbers this fall. Through eight games, Young has 15.5 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks and five forced fumbles.

Without question, Young has given every indication that he will be the next great Ohio State defensive lineman in the NFL.