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Nick Bosa runs eerily familiar 40-yard dash at the combine

We now know that Nick and Joey run alike, hopefully Nick plays as well as Joey in the NFL.

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The comparisons between Nick Bosa and Joey Bosa have been swirling since long before Nick followed his brother to Ohio State. However, as Joey ascended from Buckeye great to NFL Pro Bowler, he regularly claimed that little brother Nick was the better athlete of the pair.

Well, Nick confirmed that to a certain extent on Sunday at the NFL Combine, as he bested Joey in the 40-yard dash by the smallest of splits.

The NFL Network overlayed the Bosa brothers using their Simulcam and the results were eerie, as the pair of defensive ends ran shockingly similar 40 times; Joey clocked in at 4.86 seconds in 2016, while Nick notched a 4.84 in the network’s unofficial timing — it was later upgraded to an official 4.79.

Joey was drafted third overall by the then-San Diego Chargers in ‘16, and Nick is widely considered the best prospect in the draft. However, that doesn’t mean that he will be the first overall pick. Will Nick edge out his older brother once again? We will find out on April 25.

The NFL Network featured another Buckeye, Parris Campbell, in a Simulcam yesterday, matching him up against some of the best receivers in the NFL. Needless to say, Campbell fared pretty well.