Scouting Report: Nick Bosa

Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

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(GIF: Lettermen Row)

As always, prospects are graded on a 1-4 scale. 1=Below Average, 2=Average, 3=Excellent, 4=Elite.


-Elite pass-rusher

-Good size

-Wicked first step

-Plays with a great base

-Hard to move

-Elite technique

-Plays at a good pad level

-Disruptive force who must be accounted for by multiple guys

-Sheds blocks exceptionally well

-Extremely fast and twitchy

-Incredibly powerful when he sticks his foot in the ground and drives

-Unchallenged motor

-Elite hand strength



-Coming off of serious injury

-Can sometimes over-pursue in the run game

-Arms are slightly on the short side

This clip requires no words:

Or this:

Or even this:

Bosa is the most complete prospect that I have ever evaluated. His pass-rushing ability is a 4, motor is a 4, his technique is the best I have seen in a college player-4, first step is a 4, athleticism is a 3, hands are a 4, overall strength and power is a 4, run defense is a 3, size is a 3, pad level is a 4. He is a more explosive, slightly shorter version of his brother, Joey Bosa. Like most products of Larry Johnson, his hands are like hammers and his technique is flawless. Bosa is the best overall prospect to enter the draft since Andrew Luck in 2012, with the potential to be a perennial All-Pro.

Teams of Interest: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets

Just one more clip for the laughs:

Overall Prospect Grade: …are you kidding me? 4.

(Featured Image: Eleven Warriors)



  1. James Robert Willis

    James Robert Willis

    January 5, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Biggest thing teams should look at him how he quit school this year.

  2. Anonymous

    January 5, 2019 at 12:45 am

    This is awful informatics

    • Anonymous

      January 5, 2019 at 12:52 am

      How about grading his chop, his spin, bull rush, hip leverage, footwork, etc- and maybe even talk about if he has the ability to deliver every move in a consistent fashion and then change the technique when the opposing lineman catches on. Like how D Freeny used to rush vertical EVERY at a very specific pace, and then he would either crank it up or spin back around dependent on if he could recognize the QB doing a 3-, 5-, or 7-step drop.

      Spectators shouldn’t trade football players- football players should grade football players.

      • @Jdraime_10

        January 5, 2019 at 12:55 am

        Thank you for your feedback, I will be sure to incorporate those skills going forward. Due to the need for shorter posts I have to limit specifics to terms such as “hand technique”. I would, however, be happy to talk with you in greater detail about whatever prospect you would like. Take care.

  3. Buckeye IceMan

    Buckeye IceMan

    January 5, 2019 at 12:10 am

    @jdraime_10 He was the K Mack of college football. Had he not gotten injured, OSU is playing Bama Monday.

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