2019 Player Profile: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

Ohio State’s, defensive end, Nick Bosa is considered the most polished and pro-ready player in the 2019 NFL Draft. Yet, he only played in 3 games last year. In that third game, against TCU, Bosa suffered a core muscle injury. When he got hurt, he was leading Ohio State in tackles, tackles-for-loss, sacks and fumble recoveries. He was on pace to have a better junior season than his older brother, Joey Bosa, who went third overall to the San Diego Chargers in 2016 NFL Draft.

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2019 NFL DRAFT: NICK BOSA | DE | OHIO STATE

Height: 6-4| Weight: 266 | Class: Junior | 40 time: 4.79


Nick Bosa was named the 2017 Big-10 Defensive Lineman of the Year and was named a first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). Bosa is an incredible athlete that hustles every play and works to maximize his potential. He has a very stout compact frame that is thick, muscular, and solid. He uses his power well, and has good, but not exceptional, get off. He displays excellent hand technique and utilizes a variety of rip, swim, and power moves to defeat blockers.

Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Nick Bosa (97) rushes the passer.
Photo: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

In his three years with Ohio State, Bosa played in 29 games. He had 77 total tackles; 47 solo; and 30 assists. He had 29 tackles-for-loss and 17.5 sacks. He also had two forced fumbles in his career.

It’s interesting to note that Nick Bosa wore his bother’s number 97. The two are very similar in build; they play the game the same way; and are noted for their technical savvy.

The only player that could possibly be drafted ahead of Bosa would be a quarterback. If a team, let’s say Arizona, fell in love with a particular quarterback, they may take him over Bosa. Outside of that scenario, there’s really no reason not to believe Bosa would be the number one pick in the 2019 NFL draft.

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Check out the updated Position Rankings: QBWRDEDT, and more.

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Team Needs:

AZ | SF | NYJ | OAK | TB | NYG | JAX | DET | BUF | DEN | CIN | GB | MIA | ATL | WASH | CAR | CLE |MIN |TEN | PIT | SEA | BALT | HOU | CHI | PHI | IND | DAL | LAC | KC | NO | LAR | NE

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The 2019 NFL Draft will be held Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27 in Nashville, Tenn.

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