The San Diego Chargers seemingly found their next great defensive player when they selected Joey Bosa with the third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. However, he didn’t seem to have the most confidence in himself when he first arrived at camp.
Bosa, who was one of the top players in college football all season last year, talked about how he didn’t perform up to the best of his abilities during his first practice. In fact, he said that he was one of the worst players on the field from the start.
“It was completely different,” Bosa told the San Diego Union-Tribune on Saturday. “You’re going against monsters out there. . . . The first day I didn’t win one rep in pass rush probably.”
However, Bosa has had a few weeks of practice since then and he feels like he has already improved greatly. He said that he finally feels like he belongs on an NFL roster.
“Now, I’m really starting to get a hang of it again. My moves are coming back,” Bosa said.
During his career at Ohio State, Joey Bosa recorded 148 tackles, 51 for loss, 26 sacks, and five forced fumbles. It certainly looks like he could make a huge impact for the Chargers in their first game on the field.
They open their season on September 11 when they travel to play AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs.
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