Nick Bosa Scouting Report

Nick Bosa Scouting Report
(Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports)

Strengths:

  • Workout warrior
  • Always sees the ball
  • Block shedding is a strength
  • Active hands
  • NFL bloodline
  • Uses effective, accurate hands and body lean to move around the edge
  • Able to press and extend and discard along the edge

Weaknesses:

  • Struggles with upfield attack
  • Lacks tackle production
  • Doesn’t win leverage battle enough
  • Counter rush moves based on effort over skill
  • Missed most of 2018 with core muscle injury

Size: 6’4 263lbs

Analysis: Nick, the younger brother of Joey, who was the 2016 third-overall pick for the San Diego Chargers, and son of John, the 1986 first-round pick of the Miami Dolphins will follow in their footsteps as another first round pick. Despite an injury-riddled season in which he only played in three games due to a core muscle injury, he will be in consideration for the first overall selection (although I would not take him in that spot). Bosa uses forward lean, smart hands and impressive upper-body power to pry open edges against the run and pass. He can defeat single blocks and fits as an end in both 4-3 and 3-4 fronts with the ability to reduce inside as a rusher. His lack of tackle production in college leads me to believe he will not be superior against the run and could be used specifically in a pass rush role. He understands the game and could develop that part of his game, but at least as a rookie he should be able to put up solid sack numbers.

Dan’s Rank: Top 10 overall

NFL Comparison: Joey Bosa (I liked Joey more as a prospect)

Draft Projection: Top 5 overall

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