NFL Teams Believe Lions Won't Pass on DE Chase Young
NFL teams do not believe Ohio State defensive end Chase Young will be available to draft beyond pick No. 3 in this year's draft.
In fact, no NFL team selecting after Detroit has even reached out to Young.
While the odds-on-favorite to select Young is the Washington Redskins, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport tweeted the ex-Buckeye could fall to Detroit.
"While the #Redskins have opened up the possibility of taking a QB at No. 2, appears other teams believe #OSU DE Chase Young will be gone second or at worst, No. 3. No teams past #Lions have reached out to him. Either lying in wait… or teams past 3 think they have no shot at him," Rapoport tweeted Wednesday.
Post-free agency rumors continue to swirl that the Miami Dolphins will make an attempt to trade up to either the No. 1 or No. 2 spot in this year's NFL Draft.
Recently, a source reportedly told the Miami Herald that “the Dolphins will make an attempt to trade to No. 1 in the draft."
A run on quarterbacks could increase the chances Young falls to Detroit in a dream scenario.
It has been widely assumed that if Young fell to the Lions at No. 3 overall, Lions general manager Bob Quinn would trip over himself to hand in the pick.
Young would fit right in, and immediately bolster Detroit's weakest unit from 2019.
But, some have cast doubt on Young being drafted by Detroit -- even suggesting Quinn and Co. could pass on Young to select cornerback Jeff Okudah or defensive tackle Derrick Brown with the No. 3 pick.
Given that no teams have inquired further, it is highly likely Detroit would be thrilled to add a potential "generational talent" in Young to its 2020 roster.