In the wake of defensive lineman Nick Bosa’s decision to leave Ohio State early to prepare for the NFL draft, everyone is weighing in.
One of the most popular voices in the NFL draft sphere – ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. – has made his thoughts known on the issue.
And surprise, surprise: His opinion on Bosa’s draft stock has not changed.
On Thursday, Kiper Jr. Tweeted: “Nick Bosa remains No. 1 on my updated 2019 Big Board. He’s the best edge rusher in this class, and it’s not close — when he’s healthy.”
Nick Bosa remains No. 1 on my updated 2019 Big Board. He's the best edge rusher in this class, and it's not close — when he's healthy. https://t.co/jcIG91zZnv
— Mel Kiper Jr. (@MelKiperESPN) October 16, 2018
In 29 games over three years at Ohio State, Bosa as 17.5 sacks and a whopping 29.0 tackles for loss. He also has two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery TD.
If the 2019 NFL Draft were held today, the New York Giants would hold the No. 1 overall pick. The next four picks would be the Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, and Oakland Raiders.
All of those teams could be in the market for a pass rusher like Nick Bosa.