We’re now several weeks removed from the 2020 NFL Draft. It’s about time to look back at the annual event and forecast who might make the biggest impact this coming season.
A certain defender in the nation’s capital is joined by a stud linebacker in the Arizona desert as two players who should dominate on that side of the ball as rookies.
On the offensive side, rookie No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow has a chance to put up some ridiculous numbers as the Cincinnati Bengals’ starting quarterback.
These are among the five NFL rookies set to make the biggest impact during the 2020 season.
Chase Young, EDGE, Washington Redskins
It had been a foregone conclusion for some time heading into April’s draft that the Skins were going to select this former Ohio State star No. 2 overall. For good reason. Young is seen as a better pro prospect than reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and former teammate Nick Bosa. That can’t be taken lightly.
The 6-foot-5, 264-pound Young recorded 35.5 tackles for loss and 27 sacks over his final two seasons with the Buckeyes. He’ll start immediately under defensive-minded Redskins head coach Ron Rivera, who in the past oversaw excellence from the likes of Julius Peppers. Expect a 10-plus sack rookie season from Young.