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Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America

 

Joey Bosa was everyone’s consensus No. 1 pick before the college season ended only to have some major question marks attached to him. Some people have even dropped him out of the top 10 after Alabama won the National Title. Well, despite all of the naysayers, Bosa is still my favorite player of this draft, and one I think will take the Chargers’ defense to the next level.

Measurables:

Height: 6’5″

Weight: 269

Arm Length: 33 3/8″

Hand Size: 10 1/4″

40-Yard Dash: 4.86 seconds

Vert: 32 inches

Bench: 24 reps

Broad Jump: 120.0 inches*

3-Cone Drill: 6.89 seconds*

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.21 seconds*

*Best combine result among his position

Analysis:

Bosa is a monster. There are questions about whether or not he can play in a 3-4 defense and if he has potentially already hit his ceiling. Well, if you watch his tape you will see that he answers both those questions with his play. He is quick off the edge and has shown the ability to play 3-tech. He’s a horse and seems to always be disruptive and always around the ball. Adding Bosa as the other Defensive-End opposite Corey Luiget upgrades the pass defense and the defense as a whole.

The knock on Bosa for me is he seems to be slow off the ball and will take some plays off. Now, we don’t know if he pulled a Jadaveon Clowney and saved his body, or if he really did “take plays off”. If that is the case, with him not going 110%, he could end up being a two down DE, and at the third pick in the draft that is something Telesco is going to have to consider.

Summary:
Bosa is an instant upgrade and one teams will have to game plan for within time. If Bosa is there at number three, which he should be, Telesco may regret passing him up. He has his flaws, like every rookie, but he is to me the most ready prospect in the draft.

For more on Bosa: For full combine breakdown, click here

-Zak Darman

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