Ohio State defensive end Chase Young was just a Heisman Trophy Finalist. So naturally the question on everybody’s mind is: Will Young enter the 2020 NFL Draft? The answer appears to be no for the time being.
TMZ caught up with Young before Saturday’s Heisman Trophy ceremony, and he said the plan was to return to Ohio State for his senior season in 2020. This is quite the declaration, as Young would be leaving a ton of money on the table to risk going back to college to finish things out. The superstar DE is a potential No. 1 overall selection in the 2020 draft, though many believe it could be a QB — either LSU’s Joe Burrow or Bama’s Tua Tagovailoa. Still, Young would be a lock for a top 3 pick and would be in line for a big pay day.
In the Heisman voting, Young actually came in third, beating out teammate Justin Fields by over 100 points. Young received the fewest first-place votes, but led the four-man pack in second-place votes with 271. He was a beast all season long, racking up 16.5 sacks and six forced fumbles in 10 games.
We’ll see if Young’s decree holds true once his season is finished. He has until January 20th to decide whether or not he wants to turn professional. He could decide to return to try and be the No. 1 pick next year, or he could simply want to avoid creating a media storm heading into the College Football playoffs.