Entering the season, Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Joey Bosa is considered one of the most talented players in all of football. There has been early discussion about Bosa earning the No. 1 overall spot in the 2016 NFL Draft, but that speculation may have been jumping the gun.
According to a report from Walter Football, NFL general managers and scouts believe that the defender is a bit overhyped.
When Bosa was getting built up as a “can’t miss” prospect this offseason, there were some absurd comparisons that said he was a similar player to Houston Texas star J.J. Watt.
However, the real comparison is significantly less impressive.
“Bosa is a good prospect, but they don’t necessarily see him as a No. 1 overall-caliber prospect, and they feel he is more comparable to the Washington Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan,” Charlie Campbell wrote.
Last season, Bosa produced 13.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.
If he can replicate or improve on those numbers this season, he should hear his name called in the top 15. But if there is any negative film, the Bosa hype train could continue to derail and he may be in for a long wait on Day 1.
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