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.