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Prospect Profile: Joey Bosa

Defensive end| Ohio State| Junior

Height:6-foot-5 | Weight: 269 pounds

College Stats

2015: Recorded 51 total tackles and 16 tackles for loss, including five sacks; earned All-American honors for the second consecutive year; first-team All-Big 10 and Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season; finalist for Lombardi Award

Career: Totaled 150 tackles (103 solo) and 50.5 tackles for loss, including 26 sacks, over his three–year career; helped Buckeyes win national championship in 2015; started 37 of 41 games for Ohio State and ranks in top five in program history in sacks and tackles for loss; led nation in tackles for loss over the past three years; forced five fumbles in his career

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.86 seconds

Bench press: 24 reps

Vertical jump: 32 inches

Broad jump: 10 feet (*t5)

3-cone drill: 6.89 seconds (*t2)

20-yard shuttle: 4.21 seconds (*t2)

*ranking among defensive linemen at the combine


Summary:Bosa is likely ready to be an impact player based on his size and athletic ability. At 6-foot-5 and almost 270 pounds, he possesses unique strength in rushing the passer. Bosa also uses his hands well and does a solid job of sealing the edge on run plays.

A player with an NFL pedigree in his family, Bosa could fare well as either a 4-3 defensive end of 3-4 outside linebacker. Both positions would have an emphasis on getting to the quarterback. While he doesn't have elite speed, Bosa more than makes up for it with his NFL-ready body and college experience and production.

Stacking up: NFL Media analysts Mike Mayock and Bucky Brooks ranked Bosa as their top prospect at defensive end, and Daniel Jeremiah ranked Bosa at No. 4 in his list of the top 50 prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft.

A first-round family: An expected first-round pick, Bosa would be the third member of his family to be taken early in the draft. His father, John, was a first-round pick in 1987 by Miami at 16th overall. Joey's uncle, Eric Kumerow, was selected in the same spot by the Dolphins in 1988.

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