1. Nick Bosa, Ohio State
6-4, 266: No, he’s not Joey Bosa.
He wasn’t even close to being as productive in college, he disappeared way too often, and he only finished with 77 tackles with 17.5 sacks and 29 tackles for loss.
But to be fair, he came out roaring last season before suffering an adductor muscle tear that required the rest of the campaign to get over. Now he’s fine, and now he must might be the best prospect in the draft.
He’s got sub-4.8 wheels. the strength of a defensive tackle, and the explosion to be a dominant force who takes over games all by himself, just like … Joey.
The only real knock might be that he doesn’t have quite the athleticism or burst of some of the amazing edge rushers in the draft, and there are better pass rushers out there to take, but he’s a true NFL end who’s been ready to be in the big league for a while.
With all that said, he has to stay healthy, he has to be more consistent, and the pressure is going to be on to be worthy of going before Clelin Ferrell, Josh Allen, Montez Sweat, Rashan Gary, Quinnen Williams, Ed Oliver, and on and on and on in this amazing class of D linemen.
Projected Round: Top Three Overall
Real Value: First