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Prospect Profile: Joey Bosa

Top photos of Ohio State's Joey Bosa in action.

*In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2016 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 28th. *

We continue the series with a scouting report of Ohio State's Joey Bosa.

Name: Joey Bosa
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.

While the Ohio State star enters this year's draft with perhaps the most hype of any prospect, many believe he is a safe bet to live up to those high expectations.

Bosa made a name for himself over three standout seasons with the Buckeyes despite facing constant double teams throughout his career. He 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 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. 

The 6-5, 269-pounder 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. 

Even though Bosa is considered a top prospect, some wonder how he would adjust to a 3-4 scheme should he be drafted by a team that runs one.   While that remains a question mark, most believe he is scheme versatile with the ability to thrive in any system.  As a result, Bosa figures to be a difference maker from day one no matter where he lands.

Combine Metrics
40-Yard Dash:4.86 seconds
Bench Press: 24 reps
Vertical Jump: 32.0 inches
Broad Jump: 120.0 inches
3-Cone Drill: 6.89 seconds

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed above do not represent the opinions or policies of the San Diego Chargers' front office staff, coaches or executives.

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