Although his career at Ohio State ended about three quarters sooner than anticipated with a targeting penalty and subsequent ejection, now former Buckeyes defensive end, Joey Bosa is projected to be the top overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He has selected to sign with Tom Condon and CAA for his representation, per Russell Wilde Jr of Thuzio.
The 6’6″, 275 pound junior from Fort Lauderdale, FL tallied 26 sacks, 144 total tackles and 51 tackles for a loss in his three seasons as a starter for the Buckeyes. With his combination of size, strength and speed he is at least a potential top-10 pick come April, with many scouts and draft experts projecting his as the first overall pick, held by the Tennessee Titans.
He was a second-team AP All-American this season and for the second year in a row, was voted Big Ten defensive lineman of the year.
Although the Buckeyes will miss his presence on the defensive line, his likely replacement is someone that is very similar – his younger brother, Nick, a 6’4″ 265 pound defensive end and five-star recruit who arrives on campus this fall.