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DE – CHASE YOUNG
WITH NO. 2 OVERALL PICK
Young (6’5, 265) played in 38 games at Ohio State from 2017-19 and recorded 99 tackles (69 solo), 42.5 tackles for loss, 30.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and eight passes defensed.
As a junior in 2019, Young registered 16.5 sacks, which set the Ohio State single-season record and was the highest total in the nation. Young also led the nation in forced fumbles (seven). He was named a unanimous All-American and Heisman Trophy finalist, where he was the ninth defensive player out of 159 total finalists since 1982.
Young was named both the Chuck Bednarik Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy winners, which both are presented annually to college football’s top defensive players. He was additionally named to the 2019 College Football All-American Team and first-team All-Big Ten.
Young, 21, attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md., where he won the state football championship during his senior season. Young was named Washington Post’s all-metropolitan defensive player of the year and was included on the U.S. Army All-American and American Family Insurance All-US Football teams. He was born April 14, 1999.
RB – ANTONIO GIBSON
ON DAY 2
The Washington Redskins selected running back Antonio Gibson in the third round (No. 66 overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Gibson (6-2, 220) played in 28 games and made 11 starts with Memphis and appeared at both running back and wide receiver. For his career, he has registered 44 receptions for 834 yards and 10 touchdowns. Gibson also rushed for 369 yards on 33 carries (11.2 avg.). He finished his career with 1,850 all-purpose yards (369 rush/834 receiving/647 return).
Gibson was selected the 2019 American Athletic Conference Co-Special Teams Player of the Year. He was also a 2019 All-American Athletic Conference first team selection as a kick return specialist and was a 2019 All-American Athletic Conference second team selection as a wide receiver. Gibson was also only the fourth player in American Athletic Conference history to receive all-league honors at two positions.
In his senior season in 2019, Gibson saw action in all 14 games making 11 starts. He ranked top three in the team in rushing yards (369), receiving yards (735), kick return yards (645), all purpose yards (1,749) and points scored (78). He had seven games with 100-plus all-purpose yards and posted a school-record for all purpose yards in a single game with 386 yards in a win over SMU.
Gibson, 21, attended Eagles Landing H.S. in McDonough, Ga. where he named the Henry Herald Offensive Player of the Year in 2015. He was born June 23, 1998.
REDSKINS SELECT EIGHT PLAYERS IN 2020 NFL DRAFT
The Washington Redskins finalized their 2020 NFL Draft class on Saturday, selecting six players on Day 3. The team’s 2020 draft class is as follows:
ROUND (PICK) PLAYER SCHOOL
1 (2) DE Chase Young Ohio State
3 (66) RB Antonio Gibson Memphis
4 (108) T Saahdiq Charles LSU
4 (142) * WR Antonio Gandy-Golden Liberty
5 (156) 1 C Keith Ismael San Diego State
5 (162) 2 LB Khaleke Hudson Michigan
7 (216) S Kamren Curl Arkansas
7 (229) 3 DE James Smith Williams NC State
1 From San Francisco
2 From Seattle
3 From Denver