Joey Bosa   #97 DE

Height: 6-5   Weight: 280   Age: 24

Born: 7/11/1995 Miami , FL

College: Ohio State

Experience: 4th season

High School: St. Thomas Aquinas HS [Fort Lauderdale, FL]









Combine 2016


  • Vertical Jump32.0 inches
  • Broad Jump120.0 inches
  • 3 Cone Drill6.89 secs
  • Bench Press24.0 reps
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.21 secs
  • 40 Yard Dash4.86 Secs


Has an NFL-­ready frame. Good muscular definition and flexibility to go along with a confident, competitive attitude. Solid upfield burst off the snap. Has booming power in his hands. Uses arm extension and forward lean as his primary weapon. Generates speed-­to-­power bullrush and plays off of that with a punch and pull technique that pulls tackles off-­balance. Focuses pass rush attack on outside shoulder of tackle using forward lean and aggressive hand play. Active hands can completely wipe out a tackle?s weak outside hand allowing him to cave-­in the edge. Usually gets hands on defender first. Able to stack and slide along line of scrimmage in pursuit of ball­-carrier. Strong core and able to rag­ doll tight ends who aren?t committed to the fight. Adequate closing burst to the ball. Looks fluid and nimble when dropping into space. Has the talent and traits to be used more aggressively than he was at Ohio State. Grew as a run defender this season. Has forced five fumbles over the last two years. Football is in his blood with a father who was drafted by Dolphins in first round of 1987 draft and an uncle who played at Ohio State in the mid­-80s. Motor will never be a problem.


Too contact-­oriented in his rush and needs to learn to leverage himself around the edge. Forward lean can cause him to go flying when defenders give him a shove. Tape shows surprising lack of play strength when he?s attacked on his edge. Struggles to fight back when being washed down by down blocks. Will end up on the ground more times than expected during game. Instincts a work in progress. Can be slow to process what he sees and can be frozen by zone-­read looks. Not much bang behind his pads as a tackler. Big runners squeeze out additional yards after contact against him. Will vacate his run fit with constant attempts to get over the top of block rather than reading and reacting to both gaps. Not as twitchy and sudden as expected. Feet are a little heavy and it takes just a second to accelerate up to speed after quick direction changes. More attention by offenses brought much fewer sacks. Flagged for offsides 10 times over last two years and 14 penalties total.