One thing that garnered a lot of attention about a top draft pick at the beginning of the 2015 season was when former Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa was suspended for the season opener after testing positive for marijuana and an academic issue.
Many scouts seem to have forgotten about that suspension as Bosa still performed up to snuff during the 2015 season. He is considered one of the top players in the Draft this year, but many people seem to be putting stock into his performance at the NFL Combine this past weekend.
Bosa ran a somewhat underwhelming 4.86 in the 40-yard dash after he believed to be able to post a sub-4.7 time. However, ESPN analyst Skip Bayless still believes that the suspension is cause for more concern that how fast he is.
I'm far more concerned with why Joey Bosa was suspended for last season's opener than I am with his 40-yard dash time. I want to know more.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) February 29, 2016
It’s not very often that Bayless, primarily a basketball guy, weighs in on the football world, especially college. However, you know these concerns have to be running through the heads of many scouts as well.
Bosa was likely asked about the suspension in his team interviews. After all, he did speak with at least 13 different teams in Indianapolis this weekend.
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