Previous rank: No. 19
The fact is, you don’t have to worry.Chase Young transforms into the dominant player Washington thought it would get when it selected the Ohio State All-American with second overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. In Sunday’s 23-15 victory over the 49ers, Young became the fifth player since 2000 to bag, force a fumble, recover a fumble, register a defensive touchdown and defend two passes in one game. Washington’s defensive front is full of talented players, but no one stands out like Young, a born playmaker with a rare combination of size and speed. The win, coupled with a Giants loss to the Cardinals, puts Washington all alone atop the NFC East with three games to play. Young emerges as an X factor.