Scouting Report: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

Fort Lauderdale, FL | 6040 | 270 | 4.76E | 2020

Possesses the ability to impact both the run game and rush the passer. A high motor who plays with power, wins the leverage battle with a quick first step. Stout at the point of attack and has proven to win with his powerful bull-rush but also demonstrates impressive hand technique with his pass rush repertoire. A bit faster, smoother and more finesse when compared to his brother [Joey]. He has been employed in array of ways both inside and outside along the defensive line but is best suited and most often used on the outside, where he is able to work his moves more. “He’s rare,” according to OSU defensive coordinator Greg Schiano. “For a guy his age to be able to do the things he does physically … he’s very strong, and he plays with great technique, which young guys usually don’t. Even if they’re young, strong guys, they’re usually kind of flopping around with their hands and feet, not coordinated. He’s well trained.” A torn ACL ended his high school career prematurely. His dad John Bosa was a first-round pick for the Miami Dolphins in 1987. Uncle is Eric Kumerow, also a first round pick for the Dolphins. Hails from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, which is known for churning out NFL players.


2016: Bosa played in all 13 games and earned 332 snaps along a talented defensive line … he was second on the team in quarterback sacks with 5.0 while contributing 29 tackles and three quarterback pressures.

High School/Personal: Nick Bosa was a consensus 5-star prospect nationally by ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout, and one of the Top 10 overall prospects in this recruiting class with ESPN ranking him No. 3 on its 300, Scout ranking him No. 5 and 247Sports No. 8 … the No. 6 player overall by Prepstar and a member of its Dream Team … also a near-unanimous No. 1 defensive end prospect with ESPN, Scout and 247Sports ranking him No. 1, and Rivals has him No. 2 at the strong side end position … Bosa was first-team 7A all-state as a sophomore and junior and certainly would have been as a senior had he not been injured in game No. 8 and missed the rest of the season … a four-year starter for Aquinas teams that won 7A state championships in 2012 and 2014 under Rocco Casullo and in 2015 under Roger Harriott … recorded 56 tackles, 29.5 tackles-for-loss and five quarterback sacks as a junior in 2014 and had 21, 13.5 and five, respectively, before his injury in 2015 … an Under Armour All-American … is the brother of Ohio State’s two-time consensus All-American and two-time Big Ten defensive lineman of the year Joey Bosa, the third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by San Diego …. parents are Cheryl and John Bosa … father was a first-round NFL Draft pick out of Boston College in 1987 by the Miami Dolphins and played three years in the league … uncle, Erik Kumerow, was Ohio State captain in 1987, a two-time all-Big Ten performer and a 1988 NFL first-round draft pick.

Author: Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

1 thought on “Scouting Report: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

  1. Nick Bosa would be a perfect tandem along side T.J. Watt at outside linebacker on the Steelers defense and he can replace Bud Dupree

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