Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State #97

6026, 270, 4.76


Notes: From Fort Lauderdale, FL. Father is John Bosa, former Miami Dolphins first-round pick in 1987. Uncle, Erik Kumerow, was also a first-round pick by the Dolphins in 1988. Brother, Joey Bosa (Ohio State 2013-15), was the third overall pick by the Chargers in 2016. Played in all 13 games as a true freshman, recording 29 tackles, 7 TFL and 5 sacks in 2016. Played in 14 games, registered 34 tackles, 16 TFL, 8.5 sacks, 2 PBU and 1 FF in 2017.

Positives: Impact performer. Very explosive off the ball and can beat opponents in a variety of ways. Elite pass rusher with well-developed technique and innate feel for the game. Can win off the edge with speed, but also has a nasty swipe move and inside counter. Also generates such power that he can overpower with the bull rush and push blockers right into the quarterback. Plays with high intensity. Has strength to stack at the point of attack. Uses his hands and arms effectively to keep blockers off his body, disengages and seldom stays blocked. Refuses to stay blocked. Has the quickness to close from the backside and pursues down the line.

Negatives: Lacks outstanding size and bulk and will get washed out when he gets turned sideways at times. Occasionally gives up outside containment due to his aggressiveness.

Summary: An elite edge prospect who will find a home in any defensive scheme. Has the athleticism and enough bulk to be an ideal weakside end, but moves well enough to play outside linebacker if needed. Potential top-five pick.

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