Redskins select Ohio State's Chase Young with No. 2 pick

Ohio State defensive end Chase Young in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins have given their defense a major upgrade by selecting Ohio State pass rusher Chase Young with the second overall pick in the NFL draft.

Young has long been considered the top non-quarterback available in the draft.

He led the nation with 16 1/2 sacks and had 46 tackles last season to become a Heisman Trophy finalist.

Young is Ron Rivera's first pick since taking over as Redskins coach.

Washington held onto the second pick and selected Young after receiving calls to trade down.

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