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Dan Quinn jokes, yearningly, about Chase Young dropping in the 2020 NFL Draft

Quinn got comedic about Chase Young not working out at the NFL Scouting Combine.

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If the Falcons had any realistic aims of selecting Ohio State’s Chase Young in the 2020 NFL Draft, it would come with an extremely hefty price tag. Young is without a doubt a generational talent — a player that can transform the defense of the lucky team that lands him, even if he doesn’t plan to show off his talents at the upcoming Combine.

With the Falcons sitting at pick 16 and Young unlikely to stick on the board beyond where Washington sits at 2, the Falcons would have to mortgage a bevy of future picks to make that jump in the draft.

Which is why Dan Quinn is just settling for jokes.

Chase Young’s absence from the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine certainly won’t affect his draft stock, as Quinn noted in his comments today. It will definitely impact its viewing value, as watching Young do his thing on a football field is pretty damn entertaining.

His Pro Day? I’m still with DQ: Chase Young, barring some kind of insane, unfortunate circumstance, is cemented in the first few picks of the draft. Which is why the Falcons brass is only left with quips and levity regarding his availability for Atlanta in the 2020 NFL Draft.

There are a number of extremely intriguing defensive linemen that should be available for the Falcons if they hold fast with the 16th pick. At this juncture, Chase Young will not be one of them.