Joey Bosa   #99 DE

Height: 6-5   Weight: 280   Age: 23

Born: 7/11/1995 Miami , FL

College: Ohio State

Experience: 3rd season

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









Draft 2016

Pick No.3

Selected By: San Diego Chargers

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 3 (3)

Pick Analysis: Bosa plans to follow in the footsteps of his father and uncle as NFL first-round picks; John Bosa was picked 16th overall by Miami in 1987 coming out of Boston College, while Eric Kumerow was picked in the same spot, again by the Dolphins, the following year. Joey Bosa's own potential as an elite prospect has been clear since arriving in Columbus, as he made his way into the starting lineup 10 times as a true freshman (13.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks) to earn honorable mention All-Big Ten honors. As a sophomore, he captured unanimous All-American honors, the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award (led the conference with 21 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks) and was named a finalist for three national awards as the nationís top defender: the Lombardi Award, Outland Trophy, and Ted Hendricks Award. His junior year got off to a slow start, however, as he was suspended for the opener for violating team rules. Statistically, his 2015 season was not as impressive as the year before (16 tackles for loss, five sacks) but Big Ten coaches still named him the conferenceís Defensive Lineman of the Year because of his rare combination of strength against the run and consistent presence in the backfield.


Video Playlist

  1. Chargers pick Joey Bosa No. 3

    Published: April 28, 2016 at 08:39 p.m.

    The San Diego Chargers draft Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa with the No. 3 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

  2. Spikes praises Chargers selecting Joey Bosa

    Published: April 30, 2016 at 10:04 a.m.

    Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Takeo Spikes gives his thoughts on the 2016 NFL Draft.

  3. Joey Bosa: 'I just want to be the best possible player I can be'

    Published: April 30, 2016 at 12:13 p.m.

    Defensive end and No. 3 overall draft pick Joey Bosa talks about what he looks forward to as a San Diego Charger.

  4. Casserly, Baldinger evaluate Bosa's fit in Chargers defense

    Published: April 29, 2016 at 10:31 a.m.

    The "NFL Path to the Draft" crew evaluates defensive end Joey Bosa's fit in the San Diego Chargers defense.

  5. Making Mom Proud: Joey Bosa's journey

    Published: April 30, 2016 at 04:58 p.m.

    Listen to the special moment Joey Bosa's mother shared with her son before he was selected third overall in the 2016 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.

  6. Bosa shocked he was drafted third overall

    Published: April 28, 2016 at 08:46 p.m.

    Joey Bosa reacts to being selected 3rd overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 2016 NFL Draft.

  7. Joey Bosa family pep talk

    Published: April 28, 2016 at 09:25 p.m.

    Joey Bosa family pep talk

  8. How will Joey Bosa fit with the Chargers' defense?

    Published: May 2, 2016 at 05:30 p.m.

    The "Path to the Draft" crew evaluates the San Diego Chargers selection of defensive end Joey Bosa.

  9. 2016 Combine workout: Joey Bosa

    Published: April 26, 2016 at 04:58 p.m.

    Watch Ohio State University defensive lineman Joey Bosa work out at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.

  10. First Draft: Joey Bosa

    Published: March 1, 2016 at 07:19 p.m.

    Watch what makes Ohio State University defensive end Joey Bosa such a unique talent on the field and a top 2016 draft class prospect.

  11. 2015 College Highlights: Joey Bosa

    Published: April 26, 2016 at 04:55 p.m.

    Take a look at some highlights from Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa.

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