Joe Thomas on Joey Bosa: he's the most polished pass rusher I've ever seen
Joe Thomas is a 10-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman and has started 154 games in the NFL. So it’s pretty safe to say he knows talent when he sees it.
Thomas sees a lot of it in Chargers defensive end and former Buckeye Joey Bosa.
Prior to the Browns game against San Diego on Sunday, Thomas talked about the upcoming contest with the Akron Beacon Journal and gave some pretty high praise to Bosa:
As far as rookies go, he’s the most polished pass rusher that I’ve ever seen. He’s got a natural instinct about counter pass rush moves and using his hands to beat an offensive lineman that you don’t really see out of rookies. He looks like an eight-year vet out there the way he tries to get after the quarterback. Another thing that always stands out when you watch him is just the effort.
In his first season, Bosa has recorded 31 tackles, 7.5 sacks and has forced a fumble. He became well-known for his excellent pass rushing skills after he recorded 13.5 sacks as a junior at Ohio State in 2014. He was taken as the third overall pick in the 2016 draft.
Thomas is also a former B1G player, spending his college years at Wisconsin from 2003 through 2006.