Potential No. 1 overall pick Nick Bosa has decided to not participate in Ohio States Pro Day. According to Albert Breer of SI.com Bosa seems content with his combine numbers.
Ohio State DL Nick Bosa will stand on his combine results as well, I'm told. Buckeye Pro Day is tomorrow, and the likely Top 3 pick will be largely a spectator. https://t.co/0vx6gVqP4C
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 19, 2019
Bosa’s Combine numbers are more than enough to put him in contention for the top pick. The 266 pounder ran a 4.79-second 40-yard dash and put up 29 reps on the bench press.
The only knack on Bosa’s profile is his lack of explosiveness and his 33-inch arms. However, Nick’s brother Joey has proved short armed prospects can succeed at the pro level. In fact, Nick and Joey are very similar prospects. They both aren’t known for their explosive playmaking ability, but what they lack in explosiveness they make up for in strength and technique. If Nick is anything like his brother Joey he will fare just fine in the NFL.
Top rated prospects have the ability to skip out on their respected pro days because scouts already know that they are a lock for the first round. In Bosa’s case, he can seemingly do more harm than good if participating in his pro day. Scouts and teams already know what Bosa can do on the field. It would be an unintelligent decision for the defensive end to repeat the drills he did at the combine. After all, even if Bosa improved on his combine times his draft stock would most likely not be affected.
Bosa skips the risk of injury with his decision. Injuries often don’t happen during pro days but anything is possible. With Nick’s draft stock already solidified running the risk of injury needs to be avoided at all costs. The potential No. 1 overall pick will now wait for draft day.
The NFL Draft will take place on Thursday, April 25 in Nashville, Tennessee.