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The 6-foot-5, 265-pound Young, of Hyattsville, Md., and Dematha Catholic High School, became the ninth defensive player to make the list of Heisman Trophy finalists last season. He won the Bednarik Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the nation’s top defensive player and the Ted Hendricks Award as the nation’s top defensive end. He led the Buckeyes with 16½ sacks in his junior season and finished his career with 30½ in three seasons.
Young is the ninth defensive lineman coached by Larry Johnson to be drafted in the first round and the third to be a top-three pick. Joey Bosa was the third overall section in 2016.