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

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