Philadelphia Eagles should fear Chase Young joining NFC East

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Could the Philadelphia Eagles see Ohio State’s Chase Young join the NFC East in the draft as a member of the Washington Redskins or New York Giants?

Unless the Philadelphia Eagles decide to pull off a big trade to move up from No. 21 in the 2020 NFL Draft, there’s no way the NFC East champions will be able to land arguably the best defensive player from this year’s class in Chase Young.

When looking at the impact made by the star defender over the last two seasons at Ohio State in which he recorded 27 sacks, it’s easy to understand why there’s so much hype surrounding Young heading into the upcoming draft.

The Eagles may be a long shot to land Young since the Buckeyes star will easily be a top-five pick, but unfortunately this doesn’t rule out the possibility of him still ending up in the division.

Most likely, Young will fall to the Washington Redskins at No. 2 since the Cincinnati Bengals are expected to go with Joe Burrow as the top overall pick following a record-breaking season at LSU.

Even if the Redskins decided to throw a curveball, and go with someone else in the first round, there’s always the chance of the New York Giants trying to get in on the Young action since they current sit with the fourth overall pick.

In other words, Young may be viewed as an unrealistic option at the moment for Philadelphia, but chances are the team will end up having to deal with the realization of facing the defender twice a year through division games.

Over the years, Ohio State has seen plenty of former defenders go on to have great NFL careers, with Nick Bosa helping the San Francisco 49ers recently reach the Super Bowl as a rookie immediately coming to mind.

Before Young knows it, the star pass-rusher will soon see his name on that impressive list of top Buckeyes in the NFL, whether it happens to be on a team in the NFC East or somewhere else.

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But as previously mentioned, with the way the first round is set up at the moment, it seems like only a matter of time before Young joining the NFC East becomes official, leaving the Eagles with a potential problem to worry about moving forward.