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2019 NFL Draft Profile: Edge Nick Bosa, Ohio State

The best defensive player on the PFF draft board, Ohio State edge defender Nick Bosa enters the 2019 NFL Draft as the class’ top pass-rusher and very few weaknesses in his on-field play. He’s bound to be a superstar in the NFL for as long as his health permits.

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Bosa's three-year grades are impressive. He turned in an outstanding 86.5 overall grade and an 85.0 pass-rush grade as a true freshman in 2016 just to improve on them considerably in 2017. Injury cut his 2018 season short, but he still was quite the force for all of his 113 defensive snaps before going on the shelf.

Comparing Nick Bosa to Joey Bosa comes easy. In addition to having very similar measurables, the two Bosa's earned nearly the same career grade at Ohio State.

Bosa needs to prove he can stay healthy and play a heavy snap count at the next level in order to meet high expectations. His health is the only thing holding him back from being one of the NFL's best defenders for the next decade-plus.

All of PFF’s 2019 NFL Draft Profiles can be viewed here or on PFF’s YouTube Channel. Follow along as we go through all the top prospects in the draft.

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