Nick Bosa plans to do it all at NFL combine: 'I don't want to leave any doubt'
Nick Bosa is expected to be the No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Even in a worst-case scenario, the former Ohio State defensive end would be selected in one of the top five spots.
Bosa’s body of work while in Columbus paired with his incredibly high ceiling is appealing to every scout in the NFL. So, essentially, Bosa is a lock to be one of the top picks in the upcoming draft regardless of what happens over the next few months.
The former Buckeye is still planning to show off his skill set at the NFL combine in February, though.
In an interview with Dan Hope of Eleven Warriors, Bosa talked about his progression since suffering an core injury in September, as well as the upcoming combine.
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“I’m doing everything,” Bosa said. “I don’t want to leave any doubt. I want them to see me at my best and I think I’m going to be at my best and I’m working towards it right now.”
Though he played in just three games this fall, Bosa was still a dominant force along Ohio State’s defensive line. He registered six tackles for loss, four sacks and totaled 14 stops. He was having his best game of the season in the Week 3 clash against TCU, tallying five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble — which resulted in a touchdown — before suffering an injury in the second half.
Bosa left the game early and it was ultimately the final game of his career in Columbus. Since that time, the defensive end’s focus has been on rehab and on pursuing the NFL.
He’s hoping his work results in his name being called early in the draft.
“I’ve always wanted to be the top of my class,” Bosa said. “It would be cool to be number one.”
In his career with the Buckeyes, Bosa totaled 77 stops, 29 tackles for loss and 17.5 sacks. The NFL combine will be held from Feb. 26 through March 4.
Back in Columbus for the Midwest Sports Spectacular, former Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa talks about his rehab from injury and preparation for the NFL draft. pic.twitter.com/HVj1gazhTY
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) January 19, 2019