What Craig Young’s transfer means for Ohio State football’s defense in 2022 – cleveland.com

What Craig Young’s transfer means for Ohio State football’s defense in 2022 – cleveland.com
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Craig Young (15) may have only been destined for a niche role at Ohio State. The Buckeyes’ defense has big questions to answer for 2022 regardless of whether he is on the roster.David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Craig Young’s transfer does not leave a void in Ohio State’s defense, either for the undetermined bowl matchup or 2022.

The 6-3, 223-pound defender — whether a linebacker or safety or specialized role that defied either description — always tantalized with physical profile and flashes of ability. Yet relegated to a niche role, the impact was as limited as his playing time. The third-year sophomore from Fort Wayne, Indiana played only 138 snaps per Pro Football Focus — only twice surpassing 16 in a game.