The match between the 2020 NFL draft’s top two overall picks produced a massive clash in Sunday’s match between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Washington Football Team.
On the fourth and goal from Washington’s 3-yard line, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, this year’s top overall draft pick, encrypted toward the end zone. Washington’s defensive end Chase Young, the overall No. 2 pick, was there to stop him.
The defense is coming BIG 😈
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– Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) November 22, 2020
Young did not just stop Burrow. He walloped Bengals rookie and forced a fumble that was as chaotic as the collision between Young and Burrow. Originally, the ball was ruled to have been brought forward by Washington, fumbled again and restored in the final zone for a safety. But because of a Bengali who had a penalty kick, Washington accepted the penalty, which negated the penalty and for the time being gave Cincinnati a chance to repeat down and kick a field goal.
Replay officials concluded that Washington never held the ball, and the game was eventually controlled as a touchback.
But no matter what happened after the hit, the battle between the top draft picks and former Ohio State teammates lived up to the billing.
Burrow and Young were in Ohio State at the same time before Burrow was transferred to LSU. Prior to Sunday̵
“Unique,” Burrow said of Young. “He’s a rare talent who will continue to get better every single game and every year.” Sunday’s finish line collision showed why.