The Washington Redskins utilized the second overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to select defensive end Chase Young, considered by many to be this year's top prospect.
As a junior at Ohio State, Young earned All-American honors and was a Heisman Trophy finalist. He led the nation with 16.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles in 2019, setting the Buckeyes' single-season record for sacks.
A Maryland native, Young registered 19 sacks in each of his final two prep seasons at DeMatha Catholic High School. Young tweeted "Proud to be a part of such a historic franchise. @Redskins, let's GOOO #HTTR" after being selected by his hometown team.
This marks the fourth consecutive year the Redskins have used a first-round pick to bolster their defensive line. Washington selected Stone Bridge High School alum Jonathan Allen (Alabama) in 2017, Daron Payne (Alabama) in 2018 and Montez Sweat (Mississippi State) last year.
Washington is set to make six more selections in the 2020 draft, starting with the No. 66 overall pick in the third round. The second and third rounds of the draft are scheduled for Friday night, with rounds four through seven set for Saturday.