Ohio State Football: Nick Bosa is nearly unblockable


It’s becoming evident Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa isn’t just Joey’s little brother as he is rounding into a dominant player himself.

There were high expectations for Nick Bosa when he enrolled at Ohio State. After all, he was a 5 star recruit and All-American Joey Bosa’s little brother. He lived up to the expectations last season as he was named a Freshman All-American following in the footsteps of his older brother, but this season Nick is becoming nearly unblockable.

At the midpoint of the Ohio State regular season schedule the sophomore is leading the team in tackles for loss with 10 and in sacks with 4. Bosa is also leading all Ohio State defensive linemen in total tackles with 18.

But in the last three games he has ramped his play up to an even higher level. His stats have been excellent, 12 tackles with 6 for a loss and 2 sacks and he is becoming a big time playmaker as well.

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Against UNLV, Bosa pressured the quarterback and deflected a pass that fell into the hands of cornerback Damon Arnette who returned it deep into Rebel territory. Last Saturday in Ohio State’s win over Maryland, he had a strip sack in the Terrapins first series and linebacker Jerome Baker recovered the fumble and ran it in for a score.

But it’s not just the stats Bosa is putting up or the big plays, it’s his presence on nearly every play. He is constantly disrupting a running play or making the quarterback move around in the pocket, or running from it.

Bosa often gets into the backfield quickly and makes a mess of things for the offense. Sometimes it’s by pushing an offensive lineman backwards and other times Bosa puts a move on a guy and blows right by him.

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One of the most fun things to watch concerning any Ohio State football player going forward will be to see how good Nick Bosa will be by season’s end. After all, he only has a year and a half of experience under his belt and is already nearly unblockable.