Back-to-back Buckeyes: Chase Young and Jeff Okudah go second and third in NFL Draft

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Chase Young and Jeff Okudah

Chase Young and Jeff Okudah (Getty Images)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW)– Three Ohio State Buckeyes were drafted in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Washington Redskins selected defensive end Chase Young with the second overall pick, immediately followed by the Detroit Lions taking cornerback Jeff Okudah.

With the 19th overall pick, the Las Vegas Raiders opted for OSU cornerback Damon Arnette, making him the third Buckeye draft in the first round.

Young, a Heisman Trophy finalist and reigning Big Ten defensive player of the year, will join fellow former Buckeye Dwayne Haskins in Washington. The quarterback was drafted 15th overall in last year’s draft.

Okudah is a likely Day 1 starter for the Lions with the capability to be up Pro Bowl numbers as a rookie.

The first overall pick in the draft LSU quarterback Joe Borrow started his college career at Ohio State. The Ohio native will now play for the Cincinnati Bengals.

We’ll have to wait and see where running back J.K. Dobbins, linebacker Malik Harrison and other Buckeyes end up.

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