Chase Young Will Not Crack Nine Sacks
Chase Young is one of the most-heralded rookies to come through Washington in a minute. He has been considered a generational-talent coming out of The Ohio State University, picked by Washington at second overall. Betonline has set the line for Chase Young at 8.5 for the year. The Over is -105, while the Under is at -125.
But for all of the hype on Chase Young, I don’t see him cracking nine sacks on the year. One of the biggest issues Young has to overcome is how little support he will receive from his linemates. In 2019, only Matt Ioanndis earned over eight sacks.
For all of the drafting Washington has done on the defensive line, their top sack players (Jon Allen, Montez Sweat, and Ryan Kerrigan) combined for less than nineteen sacks. I cannot emphasize enough how pitiful that is. Chase Young is facing double teams from grown men, not Freddy the Freshman. That’s partly due because no one else in Washington strikes fear into offensive lines.
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I’m not saying that Chase Young is not a generational talent at all. Young has all of the tools to become a consistent ten sacks a year player. But for his rookie year, Young earning nine sacks will be an uphill battle he has not faced before.
This number should increase as we get closer to the season because there is a chance that some offensive tackles might sit out the season for whatever reason. If more tackle starters start dropping from the season, this number should move closer to ten. But for Young’s rookie year, I’m not bullish on his sack total.
The last Washington player to earn over eight and a half sacks not named Kerrigan was Trent Murphy in 2016 with nine. Unfortunately, he was suspended for PEDs after that season, so take that information with a grain of salt. Washington keeps trying to build up the defensive line through the draft which is great if they are getting forty sacks a game. But Washington has been struggling to generate pressure and I don’t see Young being the answer.