Chase Young is the Best Player in College Football

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 26:  Chase Young #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes pressures the quarterback against the Wisconsin Badgers at Ohio Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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There is A LOT to take away from Week 13's slate of college football games across the country, but there is no point more significant than the sheer dominance of Ohio State pass-rusher Chase Young.

The Buckeyes star returned from a two-game suspension for Saturday's Big Ten showdown against Penn State, and his performance could not have been more sensational.

Young compiled nine tackles (four of which were for a loss), three sacks, and two forced fumbles. Even when he wasn't padding the stat sheet, the attention he garnered had a colossal impact on the Buckeyes defense.

The fact of the matter is that Young is the best player in college football, and, if we're being honest, it might not even be close. No, LSU and Alabama fans, that assessment isn't a knock on the likes of Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa.

When was the last time we've seen a defender cut through offensive lines like this? Had Young not been suspended, he'd be a no-brainer finalist for the Heisman Trophy.

Through just nine games in 2019, the 6-5, 265-pound force of nature has recorded 38 combined tackles (19.5 for loss), 16.5 sacks and a whopping seven forced fumbles.

Young is sure to be one of the top picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, and his performance against the Nittany Lions on Saturday reaffirmed his place as the top player in all of college football.