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2016 NFL Draft: Player Profiles – Joey Bosa

Defensive End, Ohio State6,5 - 26940yd dash: 4.86


Defensive End, Ohio State 6,5 – 269

40yd dash: 4.86Bench Press: 24 reps
Broad Jump: 10ft 0Vertical Jump: 32.0 inch
3 cone drill: 6.8920yd Shuttle: 4.21

  Joey Bosa is one of the best prospects in this draft class, period. He has been a star since arriving at Ohio State. His sophomore year (2014) for the Buckeyes was sensational as he racked up 21.5 tackles for a loss and 13.5 sacks on his way to a National Championship. Bosa’s 2015 numbers dipped but with a one game suspension and attracting many more double and triple teams from offenses it was only to be expected. He leaves college with a bulging trophy cabinet. He was named Big Ten Defensive player and Lineman of the year in 2014 and retained his Big Ten Defensive lineman title in 2015. Bosa is one of those rare prospects that can play almost anywhere along the defensive line and in any defensive scheme. He can line up as a wide defensive end in a 4-3 or a classic 5-tech in a 3-4, he can even kick in to defensive tackle in a sub package and hold his own against guards in the run game. While he lacks the high end speed of other edge rushers he wins with supreme technique, particularly with his hands. His length and size make him a handful for any blocker, but combined with incredible awareness and discipline Bosa becomes a lethal player for any offense. Bosa has had contact with almost every team at the top of the draft. San Diego met him at his pro day, as did the 49ers. Jacksonville, Baltimore, Tennessee and Cleveland had him in for a private workout. Throught the NCAA season Joey Bosa was considered to be the top prospect in this class, and while desperation pushes up the quarterbacks and superb play lifted a few others it will still be a shock If Bosa slips out of the Top 5.

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Toby Durant

A passionate and opinionated writer, I am currently the NFL editor for RealSport. However, I also contribute to F1, WWE, Football, and other sections of the site, and I have covered the NFL International Series for RealSport and previously contributed to SB Nation.

 

I also have 10 years playing and coaching experience in American football, starting at the University of Nottingham and including a stint as defensive coordinator at Oxford Brookes University. I may be a Patriots fan but all aspects of the sport interest me, from guard play to special teams.

2016 NFL Draft: Player Profiles – Joey Bosa

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