Former Ohio State star Joey Bosa was a star defensive lineman for the Buckeyes, but appears to be keeping something of an open mind at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis today. Per a tweet from NFL Network, via analyst Kim Jones, Bosa will participate in both defensive lineman and linebacker drills today.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) February 28, 2016
This is certainly an interesting development, as Bosa is definitely built like a pass-rusher at 6-foot-5, 269 pounds. Moreover, the 148 tackles (51 for a loss) and 26 sacks he had in three years in Columbus prove just how effective he could be on the NFL level.
But Bosa doing linebacker’s drills is interesting for a couple of reasons. First, he’s not really built like one. Second, it implies that he’s open to a position change, especially if he’s drafted by a team that runs a 3-4 or hybrid defense.
Of course, Bosa wouldn’t be the first player to switch between both positions. Oakland Raiders defensive stud Khalil Mack was drafted as a linebacker before switching to defensive end last season, and DeMarcus Ware made the position switch with ease later in his career.
Just what Bosa is doing the linebacker drills for is unknown, but it should help up his stock for the upcoming NFL Draft.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Bosa’s path to the NFL!
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