Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Joey Bosa made a name for himself in 2013, and now he’ll look to make himself one of the elite players in the country in 2014. To do that, he’ll have to get himself up to the top of some statistical categories.
Like, sacks, perhaps.
Of course after last season, people are going to look to Bosa to be one of the best pass rushers in the country, and two of the Big Ten Network‘s staff have pegged him to be the conference sack leader in 2014.
First, Mr. Tom Dienhart:
Tom Dienhart: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State. The guy arrived amid a ton of hype in 2013. And he delivered. Bosa debuted in Columbus with 7.5 sacks. Playing opposite Noah Spence, Bosa figures to get his share of single blocking. And he’ll make opponents pay.
And then, Brent Yarina:
Brent Yarina: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State. How good can Bosa be in his sophomore season? Consider this: the athletic end registered all 7.5 of his sacks after the first five games — meaning he averaged .83 sacks in the last nine contests. There’s no way Bosa will be shut out vs. the nonconference foes again this season, right? Right. With so much talent and depth across Ohio State’s line, Bosa will have no problem taking advantage of one-on-one matchups.
Now the other member of the staff, Sean Merriman, chose not to go in the direction of Bosa, rather he chose Nebraska’s Randy Gregory to stand out the most in the sack category.