Skull Session: Chase Young Tops Draft Boards, Austin Mack Learns From Randy Moss, and How Ryan Day Ranks

By Kevin Harrish on May 8, 2019 at 4:59 am
Justin Fields is calling plays in today's Skull Session.

In back-to-back days, the Cincinnati Reds have had a game delayed due to a bee swarm and another due to a lighting failure.

Maybe God is trying to tell them something?


Word of the Day: Ineffable.

 CHASE YOUNG'S GOT NEXT. For the second year in a row, Matt Miller's top 2020 draft prospect is an Ohio State pass rusher.

Matt Miller of Bleacher Report released his way-too-early 2020 draft big board, and Chase Young is sitting at the top.

Here's a look at his top-32 players:

1. Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State
2. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
3. Grant Delpit, S, LSU
4. A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa
5. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
6. Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado
7. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
8. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
9. Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
10. Walker Little, OT, Stanford
11. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
12. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
13. Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
14. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
15. Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
16. D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
17. K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU
18. CJ Henderson, CB, Florida
19. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
20. Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State
21. Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn
22. Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama
23. Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama
24. Anfernee Jennings, EDGE, Alabama
25. Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan
26. Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
27. Trey Adams, OT, Washington
28. Nick Coe, DL, Auburn
29. Kenny Willekes, EDGE, Michigan State
30. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
31. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
32. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

I often like to mock some of the draft prognosticators (pun totally intended), but truthfully their analysis is pretty solid when you look at the top players in the draft a year later.

Miller is especially good, besides picking Clayton Thorson to go No. 14 overall to the Giants, though maybe that just speaks to what he thinks about the Giants front office, and not what he thinks about Thorson. Also, are we sure Thorson isn't better than Daniel Jones?

Miller's success at this is both good news and bad news for the Buckeyes. See, Ohio State has the top overall player and two players in the top-32, but Bama has the No. 2 overall player and nine players in the top-32. That's absurd.

Let's be clear though: there's not a shot in hell Alabama has NINE first-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft. This is absolutely a punt on Miller's part, and I respect it. It's safe. Four or five of those guys are going to go in the first round, picking nine just guarantees you some hits, just not perfection.

 LEARNING FROM THE GOAT. Austin Mack would like to call Justin Fields and Dwayne Haskins working out with Deshaun Watson during the offseason, and raises them a Randy Moss.

It's somewhat unbelievable to me that this is already Austin Mack's final season at Ohio State, but it looks like he's working with the right guy to make sure it's a memorable one.

 DARRON LEE DONE? It's looking like Darron Lee's days are numbered in New York.

From Brian Costello of the New York Post:

It became increasingly clear over the past few months the Jets would not be picking up the option for 2020, which was about $9.5 million. Lee has improved in his three years with the Jets, but last year ended on a sour note when he was suspended for the final four games after violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

When the Jets signed C.J. Mosley to a five-year, $85 million deal in March, it became even clearer that Lee’s time with the Jets was nearing an end. For now, he remains on the team, but the Jets still could trade him before the season.

To be honest, I'm completely shocked The Manimal isn't dominating the League, but maybe he just needs a change of scenery. Maybe the Saints will take him, they collect Buckeyes. That seems to have done good things for Eli Apple's career..

 DAY'S DAY IS COMING. I earnestly believe Ryan Day will prove to be a great head coach, but the reality is he's not great yet, mostly because he hasn't really had a chance to be, outside of those three games when he really wasn't the head coach.

However good you think Ryan Day is as a head coach, it's hard to argue with any real evidence that he's one of the top head coaches in the Power Five when he has essentially no head coaching resume.

And that leads to a ranking on CBS Sports' top Power Five head coaches that's going to be absolutely hilarious by the end of the season.

From Tom Fornelli of

45. OHIO ST.
Ryan Day: Well, it seems Day's 3-0 record as a head coach proved more to some of my fellow voters than others. Personally, I had Day at No. 62, solely due to the lack of a lengthy resume. He is undoubtedly stepping into a great spot, and -- spoiler alert! -- if other spots in our rankings are any indication, it could do wonders for his ranking in a hurry. 2018 rank: n/a

Again, I totally understand why he is where he is, but seriously, look at the names above him on the list and try to imagine an athletic director rolling with those guys over Ryan Day.

On the flip side, imagine being the 20 guys ranked below a dude who's only technically been a head coach for three games in his life. Like poor Chris Ash, who checks in at dead last.

 KIDS, HYDRATE. Evidently, someone failed to mention to these Ohio State senior crawlers that a bar crawl shouldn't really involve literal crawling.

I have to admire their pace. Judging by the sunlight in the video, it's like 3 p.m. and they had already had a fuller day than I've had in years. Hell, they even had the next day's worth of fun too!

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