Nov 21, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Joey Bosa (R) shakes hands with fans while walking into Ohio Stadium prior to the Buckeyes
Joey Bosa DE, Ohio State
This is a popular pick, and I can’t say I blame those making the mocks. Bosa is such a great player. He has freak instincts, uses his hands well, has burst to exploit offensive linemen, can play inside and outside, and helps you as much against the run as the does against the pass.
If you are watching this player from week to week and don’t see him as a blue-chip prospect then you just don’t understand football. He is the mirror image of Michael Strahan often bullying opposing linemen with a bull rush and then beating them with counter moves and speed the rest of the game.
Bosa is a rhino with shoulder pads and you can put him anywhere on the line and all he will do is get you tackles for losses, rush the quarterback and make offensive linemen second guess their life choices.
He doesn’t fill a need, but the Titans have a great quarterback right now and Dick LeBeau teams historically don’t take cornerbacks in round one. An offensive linemen makes the most sense from a need perspective, but pure value says grab Bosa and find a way to get him on the field.
The Titans could have a sub 4-3 package with Orakpo and Morgan on the edges, Jurrell Casey in the 1-tech, and Bosa at 3-tech where he devastated college blockers at Ohio State. These are all players who have had 10+ sacks at one point in their career and Bosa should be that type of player too. At that point, it doesn’t matter who your corner is, you just have to take a loss.