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Chargers Draft Ohio State Star Joey Bosa

One of the most dominating college players in recent memory is coming to America’s Finest City.

With the third overall pick in the 2016 draft, the San Diego Chargers selected Ohio State DE Joey Bosa to add an impact player along the defensive line.

We will have wall to wall coverage on Bosa throughout the night, including our exclusive first interview with the newest Charger, first impressions from General Manager Tom Telesco, film breakdown and much more.

For now, here are highlights from Bosa’s prospect profile written before the draft:

Name: *Joey Bosa
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School:
Ohio State
Height: 6-5
Weight: 269 pounds
Position: DE
NFL Network Pro Comparison: Ryan Kerrigan

Who is the best overall prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft?

Many scouts and pundits believe it very well could be Joey Bosa.

The Ohio State star made a name for himself over three standout seasons with the Buckeyes despite facing constant double teams throughout his career. Bosa totaled 150 tackles, 50.5 tackles for loss, 26.0 sacks, 24 additional QB hits and five forced fumbles in 41 games. 

The reigning Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, many consider his sophomore season <span style="line-height: 1.5em;">in 2014 his most impressive campaign when he guided the Buckeyes to a national title.  Bosa led the conference with 13.5 sacks and 21 tackles for loss as he was a unanimous All-American pick, won the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award and was named a finalist for the Lombardi Award, Outland Trophy and Ted Hendricks Award.</span>

The 6-5, 269-pound DE is a disruptive force that gives the opposition fits with a quick burst off the snap, powerful hands and explosive athleticism.  Bosa plays a physical brand of football with an infectious passion for the game that draws comparisons to J.J. Watt, Ryan Kerrigan and Jared Allen.  He is equally effective getting to the quarterback as he is defending the run with an ability to set the edge and make plays across the line of scrimmage.  Bosa figures to be a difference maker from day one no matter where he lands.

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