Overview: Joey Bosa is a Junior who plays defensive end for the Ohio State University. He is currently rated as the best defensive player in the 2016 NFL Draft. In 2014, he was the finalist for both the Bednarik award as well as the Lombardi award. Bosa was also awarded as defensive player of the year in his conference. Currently, heading into the draft so far he has 116 tackles and 21.5 sacks.
Strengths: Destructive against opposing offensive lines. Has a great first step and a great motor. Displays great awareness. Excellent against the run. Great football I.Q. A strong, powerful player that knows how to make plays. Is a dominate factor for Ohio State’s university against the bigger competition. A great tackler. Never takes off plays, always play at a great effort.
Weaknesses: Relies too much on his power at times. Lack of ideal speed at the position. Could bulk up.
My NFL Comparison: New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson. Why Richardson? Both Watt and Bosa play a large and a key aspect to their defenses. Both are big and powerful players that know how to make plays defense. Like Richardson, Bosa is a difference-maker for the Ohio State’s defense.
Projected Round (2016): A top 5 pick. Bosa is currently one of the most NFL ready players to come out of the draft. Rated as the best player in the draft who should be drafted in the top 5 range.
Bottom Line: Bosa is a superior talent who is a difference maker for any team in need of more talent on defense or need to add a key part on their defensive line. He is currently, the top defensive player set to be chosen in the draft. Bosa is also one of the player’s that are most NFL ready heading into in the draft.