Joey and Nick Bosa aren’t the same player, even if they look like it sometimes https://t.co/Qs8qKdzVm1— SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL) April 25, 2019
It might be easy to confuse Joey and Nick Bosa, especially because they are brothers, play the same position, and have similar builds, but there actually differences between the two. While the differences might not the easiest to spot, there are a couple of areas in which Nick is different from Joey.
The first difference between the brothers is that Nick is a little better pure edge rusher than Joey. Nick’s 4.79 40-yard dash time was a little faster than the 4.86 40-yard dash Joey posted at the NFL Combine. Nick has found a lot of success with his pass rush by using the side scissor move. On the other hand, Joey has found a lot of his success both at Ohio State and in the NFL by using more of a power game to put pressure on quarterbacks. Who can forget when Joey bulldozed a blocking running back into the quarterback to secure a win against Penn State.
The next difference is a little more evident off the field. It’s no secret that Nick has been opinionated with his views on Colin Kaepernick and President Trump, which led him to delete some old tweets. Even though Joey will be making a cameo appearance on the final season of Game of Thrones, he isn’t quite as much of an extrovert as Nick. Joey keeps his circle of those close to him small, and doesn’t go out partying. Nick isn’t much of a partier himself, but he is more outgoing than his brother.
The differences may be tough to spot, but the play of both Nick and Joey Bosa on the field can’t be ignored. No matter when Nick Bosa is drafted tonight, one NFL team is going to get a tremendous defensive end. If the younger Bosa can have anywhere close to the impact that his brother has so far in the NFL, 30 other NFL teams will be wishing there was a few more Bosas still out there for them to draft in the future.
“Chase Young knows a strong junior season will propel him up the NFL Draft boards and that’s great news for Ryan Day and Ohio State fans.”
Nick Bosa is projected to be taken with one of the first few picks in tonight’s NFL Draft, and next year Ohio State defensive end Chase Young could find himself in the same situation. Young has lived up to the hype so far after coming to Columbus as a highly touted recruit. Now as Young heads into his junior year with the Buckeyes, he’ll look to cement his status as one of the best defensive ends in the country.
Heading into last season, Young was expecting to team with Bosa to create havoc in the backfield, but those plans took a hit when Bosa was injured against TCU and lost for the rest of the season. Young didn’t let the loss of Bosa put a damper on his performance, finishing the season tied for the Big Ten lead with 10.5 sacks. Even more impressive was Young did his best work when Ohio State needed it most, registering six sacks in the final four games of the season.
Unlike last year when the spotlight was on Bosa heading into the season, Young will now get the bulk of attention heading into Ohio State’s 2019 campaign. Young won’t have to do it alone though, as he’ll have senior Jonathon Cooper at the opposite defensive end position. Much like when Young came to Ohio State as a five-star recruit, the Buckeyes have blue chip defensive end prospect Zach Harrison in the fold, which should create some excitement as the possible heir to Young if the California native decides to head to the NFL after this season.
What should also help Young excel in his junior season is he’ll have another season of working with defensive line coach Larry Johnson, who has sent plenty of talented defensive linemen to the NFL during his long coach career. Factor in the addition of co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, and the table is set for Young to make some big waves in his junior season and get NFL scouts buzzing even more than they already are.
Ohio State basketball’s 2019-20 basketball schedule continues to take shape, as it has been announced the Buckeyes will take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Dec. 29 in Cleveland at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The Buckeyes and Mountaineers will play as a part of the inaugural Cleveland Classic.
The meeting between Ohio State and West Virginia will be the first between the schools since 2010, which the Mountaineers won 71-65 in Morgantown. Ohio State holds a 9-7 edge in the all-time series against West Virginia, but has lost seven of their last eight games against the Mountaineers.
The FOX Sports Broadcast Network and FS1 will broadcast the contest between Ohio State and West Virginia. Tickets will go on sale on Friday morning at 10 a.m. ET at https://www.rocketmortgagefieldhouse.com/. December’s meeting between Ohio State and West Virginia will be the first in the series held on a neutral court.
STICK TO SPORTS
- Headed downtown Friday night or Saturday morning? Some roads will be closed due to the Capital City Half Marathon.
- Fireproof Restaurant & Bar is taking over the former Pies & Pints space in the Short North and will open this summer.
- Two rescued manatees have been taken in by the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.
- A new traffic pattern downtown on I-70 west will begin this weekend.
- Verizon is bringing “5G Ultra Wideband” service to Columbus by the end of 2019.