Will Nick Bosa be the First Pick in the NFL Draft?

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The NFL Draft is now under a week away and it is still unclear who the Arizona Cardinals will select with that number one overall pick. Most NFL experts and analysts are predicting the Cardinals to select the Heisman winning quarterback Kyler Murray out of Oklahoma. However, there remains a possibility Ohio State’s Nick Bosa is selected instead of Murray. What would the Cardinals get out of Bosa at that number one selection?

Bosa’s career with the Buckeyes ended abruptly last fall when he would go down with core muscle injury during the Ohio State’s win against TCU. Bosa would finish his career at Ohio State with 77 total tackles and 17.5 sacks. While at Ohio State, Bosa was a 2016 Freshman All-American, 2017 Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year and First Team All-Big Ten in 2017.

Despite all the mock drafts out there most experts are saying that Bosa is the best player in the 2019 NFL draft. He has all the skills and the charisma that a franchise player needs to succeed. At the NFL Combine Bosa tested well and put behind his injury concerns. He completed 29 reps on the bench press, ran a 4.79 40-yard dash and had the fastest 20-yard shuttle time for the defensive line group at 4.14 seconds.

Nick is being compared to his older brother Joey, who currently plays for the Los Angeles Chargers and was selected No. 3 overall in the 2016 draft. Being compared to your older brother can defintely raise expectations. Peyton Manning and Eli Manning are prime examples on how the Bosa’s careers could be compared together.

If the Cardinals do however select Bosa number one he would be joining Tom Cousineau, “Big Daddy” Dan Wilkinson and Orlando Pace as the only Buckeyes to be selected number one overall.

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