Nick Bosa to participate in the NFL Combine
Nick Bosa will be putting any concerns about his health to rest this week at the NFL Combine. The star Ohio State pass-rusher will participate in all drills during his time in Indianapolis, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 25, 2019
As Rapoport points out, Bosa is the current favorite to be selected first overall in this April’s NFL Draft. Bosa, of course, is the brother of Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa who was the third overall pick in 2016.
Bosa played in just three games for the Buckeyes this past season before a core muscle injury sidelined him for the rest of the year. It never seemed to be too serious of an injury though, and it was clear Bosa was always being cautious with himself to protect his draft status, as he was already regarded as a top prospect.
In those three games, Bosa had four sacks, showing just how dominant he can be. He’s been heavily linked to the Cardinals who own the first overall pick and would instantly form a dynamic pass-rushing duo with Chandler Jones in Arizona.
In 2017, Bosa had 8.5 sacks and 16 tackles for loss in 14 games. He did all that while routinely fighting through double-team blocks, as he was always the focus of opposing teams’ game plans.
He was one of the most feared defensive linemen in the country and is a lock to be selected within the first few picks. Taking part in all the drills at the combine will show the world he’s completely healthy, and he should prove to be an explosive athlete. Monitoring what he runs in the 40-yard dash as well as his vertical and three-cone times will be very interesting this week.