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Pass rush data shows why New York Giants should be chasing Chase Young

Giants’ pass rushers don’t win nearly often enough

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Want to know why the New York Giants, no matter who is the coach or GM, have little choice but to select Ohio State defensive end Chase Young if he is available to them in the 2020 NFL Draft? These two charts tell you why.

These show the latest updates on the ‘Pass Rush Win Rate’ statistic developed by ESPN.

Coaches — all coaches and not just Giants defensive coordinator James Bettcher — will tell you that players have to be able to win one-on-one matchups. All coaches can do is put players in position to succeed — players have to then be able to do that.

Those two charts clearly show that Giants edge rushers Markus Golden and Lorenzo Carter are below average in win rate. Carter, in fact, is second-worst in the NFL. Teams don’t bother double-teaming them much either.

Among the defensive tackles, Leonard Williams and Dalvin Tomlinson are above average in win rate. Again, though, they are double-teamed at a rate below league average.

That’s why Young, with 16.5 sacks in 11 games this season and 27.0 over the past two seasons, is the obvious favorite to be selected next April by the Giants.