Chase Young says he’s ‘definitely’ the best prospect available in NFL draft

As the NFL draft techniques and authorities discussion the ideal general prospect, there is still no doubt in Chase Young’s head as to who is at the prime.

On Instagram, ESPN’s Maria Taylor requested Youthful if he thought he was the ideal participant in the draft and his solution was concise and self-assured.

“Certainly, definitely,” Youthful said, doubling down on a comparable assert he produced back again in February about getting the NFL draft’s most dominant defender. “I know I’m the ideal, definitely.”

The defensive close from Ohio Condition wreaked havoc on opposing offenses last season, accumulating sixteen.5 sacks, fifty eight quarterback pressures and 46 complete tackles even with missing two online games to suspension.

Those people stats put together with his sizing, athleticism and self-confidence have most agreeing he will be one particular of the initially a few players chosen when the NFL draft commences on April 23.

The draft itself will seem significantly diverse than normal, as the league declared it will go to a digital draft with all players and staff personnel at their properties thanks to constraints from the COVID-19 outbreak. Youthful informed Taylor his prep has been altered simply because of the virus as nicely, now operating out outside the house carrying out industry do the job and weights.

When he found out the draft was likely to be digital, he was naturally unhappy and wanted to walk across that phase when his identify is referred to as. Specially this yr with the NFL setting up to deliver potential customers to the phase by boat in the pond outside the house of the Bellagio lodge.

It was set to be a spectacle, but Youthful will not likely permit the disruptions induced by the coronavirus place a damper on his evening or his self-confidence. Youthful informed Taylor he still options on dressing up for the situation, and even though he won’t have his draft day fit in his palms just nevertheless, it is on its way.

“We are just hoping to make confident the individuals who are building it can get it listed here,” Youthful said. “So if it gets listed here, all I will convey to you is that I assume the colour is inexperienced … revenue inexperienced, yeah.”

Youthful will have his fit on at dwelling, and even though he will not likely be chartered to the massive phase on a boat, shaking commissioner Roger Goodell’s hand when his identify is referred to as, Youthful understands it will still be a unique minute.

He also understands what’s important is what he does after his identify is referred to as — building confident there is certainly no doubt about his means, no matter of whether or not he is chosen with the prime select.

“I imply, obviously each and every player’s gonna try to dominate,” Youthful said. “And which is not gonna alter with me. I’m definitely gonna try to dominate on the up coming amount as nicely. But just go in there, getting humble, getting coachable and just placing what I have on the industry.

“And I sense like when I place my ideal foot ahead, it truly is gonna be fairly excellent.”