I'll start by saying Chase Young deserves every bit of hype being thrown his way, not only because of today but the entire season. The dominance he is displaying is second to none in college football.
Getting lost in all of that however is the contributions from the rest of the D-Line, primarily the Defensive Tackles. First, Davon Hamilton was a PFF darling last year and is properly getting the attention from NFL scouts this year. He could easily be a day-2 NFL Draft pick. Also, Jashon Cornell is having a great year. He has finally found a home at 3-technique and it is showing. The second tweet below is a little dated, but still brings home the point. BB Landers could easily be drafted as well. Our 4&5 tackles Haskell Garrett and underclassmen Tommy Togiai are really coming on lately, especially Togiai. Anyway, I bring this up because they are playing too well to go under the radar and with that depth they are only going to keep getting better.
#OhioState DT Davon Hamilton #53 is a prospect you need to know.
NFL scouts have been buzzing about his maturation as a senior. He's put himself in the top-100 conversation.
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) October 26, 2019
In @PFF grade, the Ohio State defense has the:
- #5 DI (Jashon Cornell)
- #1 EDGE (Chase Young)
- #4 Safety (Jordan Fuller)
- #5 CB (Jeffrey Okudah)
Overall, this defense is the highest graded in all of CFB. In other words, dont sleep on this team come playoff time. pic.twitter.com/TqsP542Tp5
— Anthony Treash (@PFF_Anthony) October 10, 201