Joey Bosa picked No. 3 overall by San Diego Chargers
Joey Bosa wasn’t the top overall pick, as his brother hoped, but he still wound up as one of the top selections in the 2016 NFL draft.
As it turns out, San Diego was all-in on Bosa from the start. The Chargers took Bosa at No. 3 overall, making him the first B1G player off the board. It marked the second straight year in which the B1G had a player selected in the top five.
Bosa was the highest Buckeye selected since 1997 when Shawn Springs went No. 3 and Orlando Pace went No. 1.
The two-time All-American will start his NFL career after three historic seasons at Ohio State. He earned All-America honors as a sophomore and as a junior and had more tackles for loss than any player in the nation in the last three years. A two-time B1G Defensive Lineman of the Year, Bosa had 21 tackles for loss en route to helping the Buckeyes win the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship.
He’ll have a chance to make an immediate impact as an edge-rusher. Bosa worked out at both linebacker and defensive end during the pre-draft evaluation process, though it remains to be seen where his home will be in the NFL.
Bosa figures to have a few OSU teammates join him in the first-round club by the time the night is over.