Chase Young is one of the few challengers to Joe Burrow's status as the presumptive No. 1 pick in the 2020 draft, and the former Ohio State pass-rusher believes his talent is unmatched in this year's class.
"I definitely think I'm the best player in the draft," Young said Thursday at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, according to Nick Shook of NFL.com. "I think I showed it on my tape. Every game, I think I showed it. I definitely think I put my best foot forward this year, I grinded hard. Two of my biggest things are hard work and dedication and I'm going to bring those two to the NFL with me."
With the Cincinnati Bengals widely expected to take the Heisman-winning Burrow at the top of the draft, Young has been penciled in as the Washington Redskins' pick at No. 2.
Dwayne Haskins, Young's former Buckeyes teammate, was the Redskins' first-round pick last year, and the quarterback is hoping for a reunion.
"Me and Dwayne, we talk all the time," Young said, according to Matthew Paras of The Washington Times. "I've known Dwayne since high school. He definitely loves the organization. Obviously he wants me to come play with him. But I just think we'll see how this whole thing turns out."
Redskins head coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday that "everything is an option" with the second overall pick, including Burrow and fellow quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who will both meet with the NFC East team at the combine.
But after he set an Ohio State record with 16.5 sacks in his final season, it could be hard for the Redskins to pass on Young.