Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young declares for 2020 NFL Draft

Ohio State defensive end Chase Young plays against Penn State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young announced Friday that he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

Young is expected to be a top pick in the 2020 NFL draft.

In the 2019 season, Young led the nation in sacks (16.5), sacks per game (1.50) and sack yards (117).

Young’s 2019 season accolades include:

  • Big Ten Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year
  • Big Ten Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year
  • Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award winner
  • First Team All-Big Ten
  • Ted Hendricks Award winner
  • Nagurski Trophy winner
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