One of the best parts of any pre-draft process is arguing over who the No. 1 prospect in the country is. This year, however, there was no such debate, as Ohio State defensive end Chase Young is No. 1 on virtually every big board.
Even though Young was a highly-touted recruit out of the DMV area in his day, his transformation from stringy pass rusher to future top-3 pick is simply astounding.
Despite not recording any sacks in his last three games and a mid-season suspension, Young still managed to lead the entire country in sacks with 16.5. He always had the speed and bend around the edge, but Urban Meyer, Ryan Day, and defensive line coach Larry Johnson have helped Young beef up to the point where he was almost unblockable last season.
Young, who isn't working out at the combine given that he's a lock to high in the draft, is more than just a physical marvel, as his rare combination of explosion off the line, refinement in his technique, and production in one of the top conferences in the country has made him one of the highest-graded prospects of the last decade. Imagine what he'll look like after a few years of working out in an NFL weight room with an NFL dietician.