Ohio State Football Buckeyes Chase Young

Ranking Ohio State’s 2019 Playmakers on Defense: No. 1 — DE Chase Young

The No. 1 player on this list led Ohio State in sacks and tackles for loss last season as a sophomore and begins his junior season as a serious candidate to be the No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Chase Young came to Ohio State from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland where he was a 5-star prospect in the 2017 recruiting class.

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No More Bosas No Problem for Buckeyes?

For the first time since Urban Meyer’s first season at Ohio State in 2012, there isn’t a Bosa listed on the Buckeyes’ official football roster. The OSU defense obviously got accustomed to the absence a year early, of course, following Nick Bosa’s season-ending injury last year in the third game of the season. The Buckeyes never really recovered from the loss.