Nick Bosa - EDGE

EDGE Nick Bosa NFL Draft Profile - Ohio State

Nick Bosa
Ohio State
DOB - OCT 23 1997
Height - 6'3" Weight - 270 lbs Twitter: @nbsmallerbear


Nick Bosa is a master technician at the defensive end position. What Bosa lacks in the athletic ability department, he makes up for it in his hand/arm technique which makes him practically unblockable working off the edge. Showcases a wide variety of pass rush moves (swims, rips, cross-chops, push-pulls, and clubs) to get to the quarterback off the edge, or with deadly inside counter moves. A very flexible athlete in his hips and legs. Has enough bend and burst off the edge to give tackles problems with his speed. Great first step explosion which allows him to beat opposing offensive lineman off the snap on a large majority of snaps. Plus run defender that consistently makes plays against the run by setting a strong edge, and making plays in the backfield. Knows how to use leverage and plays with good pad level when taking on a bigger offensive lineman. Bosa has a motor that doesn't run out of gas and shows that with his relentless pass rush ability, but also the way he plays a run from the backside.


While the weaknesses are on a very short list, working on his contact balance at the point of attack is something that Nick Bosa can improve on. Far too often, Bosa will get knocked off track, or even to the ground when taking on pulling offensive lineman (Oregon State film). Will likely be limited to 4-3 schemes due to the lack of experience dropping into coverage. There are games where I question his true athletic ability, but he certainly makes up for it with his technique, power, and the explosion he plays with.


Pro Comparison:

DeMarcus Lawrence

Overall Review:

Nick Bosa is likely going to be one of the top pass rushers taken in the 2019 NFL Draft, and deservedly so. Bosa plays with great technique in his hands/arms, a tremendous amount of power in his lower and upper body, and has enough athleticism that allows him to beat offensive lineman not only with his technique and power, but his speed, burst, and flexibility. Bosa is a true defensive end, that can be a dominant force against the run, while also wreaking havoc on quarterbacks. Bosa tallied 17.5 sacks in just 29 games at Ohio State, and also added 29.0 tackles for loss in that same span. Bosa (barring injury), like his brother, will be one of the best defensive linemen in football if he continues to develop at the rate he has in college.

YouTube Highlights:

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on print
Share on email
Thank you for being here – We would like to ask for your help. Sports Talk Line’s independent sports journalism is a unique offering in the world of sports. As we bring you independent sports content WE MADE A CHOICE and unlike many sports news organizations, we have chosen a methodology to operate that allows every reader access to this much needed independent reporting. We are sports fans ourselves, not suits on 5th avenue. Every contribution, large or small, directly supports independent sports journalism. Your support is what allows our incredible group of freelance writers to continue to hone their craft and bring you accurate sports news. But there is always a new month. We have to continue to receive support from our readers in order to keep this alive. Help us make independent sports journalism an ongoing reality. Click here to Support Sports Talk Line for as little as $1 – only a moment of your time to help keep independent sports journalism alive  – Thank you.

Leave a Reply

In today’s economic reality, not everyone can afford to support monetarily. HEY! We take moral support as well! We take our mission of delivering Sports News with journalistic standards to heart.  Please become a member (for FREE) and renew it (for FREE) each year. You will have to put up with a few ads but you will get access to the STLN and become a valued, supporting member of our family. 


Thank You For

Supporting Independent Sports Journalism

Help us make independent sports journalism an ongoing reality. Support Sports Talk Line for as little as $1 - only takes a moment of your time and it keeps sports journalism alive. Thanks again.

Please Contribute

Keep independent journalism alive