Ohio State defensive end Chase Young told ESPN he believes he is the best player in this year’s NFL draft, but the league’s talent evaluators are going to have to wait and see for themselves.
Young said at the scouting combine that he will not take part in any of the on-field workouts for his position group in Lucas Oil Stadium and will only do position drills during Ohio State’s pro day on March 25. The defensive linemen and linebackers are scheduled to work out on Saturday at the combine.
“That first day at [training] camp, when I step on the field, I want to be the best player I can be. I don’t want to waste time trying to be a combine athlete,” Young said Thursday. “I need to know I put my best foot forward trying to be the best player I can be.”