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November 7, 2017


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INDIANAPOLIS He had us at "What's up?"Thank you, Joey Bosa, for bringing the buzz, laughter and all-out funto an NFL Draft that really needsit.MORE:NFL draft projections | 2016 NFL Combine in photosUntil the Ohio Statepa s rusher walked into the media room at the Combine on Friday, Indianapolishad an unusual amount of prospect ennui. No Manti DJ Hayden Jersey Te'o. No Johnny Manziel. No Jameis Winston.Then came Joeyand the undivided attention and thechuckles. In 10 minutes, hewon everybody over. Soon after, he had reporters who cover teams with top draft picksdeclaringhow much they wanted those teams to draft him. Theysuddenly hopedto cover him full time.As electric as Bosa is on the field the best of the Buckeyes' 2016boatload of can't-mi s protalent he matches that with magnetism off the field.While he's known forpre suringquarterbacks, he's also a natural at putting a crowd at ease."I haven't been in front of you guys in a while," Bosa said. "After meeting with a bunch of NFL coaches, you guys are nothing."As NFL teamsupdate their scouting reports on the 6-5, 259-pound athletic freak this week, they should add this to their notes:"Looks like Gronk, feels like Watt."Bosa has the sameintangiblemix of easygoingne sand hard work thatturned Rob Gronkowski and J.J. Watt into NFL megastars. Right along with the impact plays, he can bring the greatest hits with his quips.Bosa, enjoying his moment TJ Lang Jersey in the present, humored reporters with musingsof how he didn't plan on becoming"Old Man Joe" for another 30 years. Orhow exactly hecould breed to ensurehis future son joins him and his dad, John, as first-round draft picks.Bosa's savvy extends to the future, too. The national champion at Ohio Statealso paid attention to the championship-caliber defense that just won the Super Bowl. Heshowed he's theright kind of player for that job."You watched the Super Bowl. Thats pretty much the only example I have to give. The defense won that game, 100 percent, Von Miller," Bosa said. "He really showed what a pa s rusher can do for a team."MORE: Fastest Combine prospects | All-time best Combine workoutsBosa evokes Gronk in that hecomesfrom a strong football family and sharesa fun-loving attitude with his teammates. He balances that with the Watt side, having lived and trained in isolation togetevery edge.Bosa oozes swagger, but he has a sense of humility as well. He didn'tgo offcomparinghimself to players likeWatt. Out of respect to his defensive line coach, Greg Robinson Jersey Larry Johnson, Bosa likened himself to the Chiefs' Tamba Hali a Johnson pupil.He also didn't just accept that the opportunity nowin front of him was a given,despite all the promise he showed right awayin Columbus."After freshman year they started looking at me and I tried to improve since then," Bosa said. "I never could have dreamed to be in this situation being considered (the)No. 1 pick. Its kind of mind-blowing."Bosa now believes he's the best player in the draft, and that he should be takenNo. 1. But he would bebest suitedfor the Cowboysat No. 4. Hewon't fall pastNo. 5 to the Jaguars. Talent won't be the reason for that slide; the first three teams drafting the Titans, Browns and Chargers alluse a 3-4 base defense,and they have more pre sing needs.That's why Bosa is working hard on his pa s drops, to show it doesn't matter if he has to make the transition from 4-3 end to outside linebacker. That makes staying in Ohio with Cleveland orstaying surfer dude in San Diego the two most viablealternatives to Dallas.Bosawould increase the pa s-rush potential for Tenne see and Jacksonville, but he could also give themwhat Watt has given to Houston: adefensive superstar whocan take the franchise'snational profile to a viral level.The Cowboys, however, represent the most natural transition for Bosa.He would gofrom the face of a marquee collegeprogram to the face of one of the mostpopular NFL franchises.Healso would helperasethe black marks ofGreg Hardy and Randy Gregoryat the same position, and push a very good Dallas defense to downright dominant.MORE NFL DRAFT: Each team's worst-ever pick | Memorable momentsBosa plans to keep the core of his winning personality intact, regardle sof whichof teamemploys him, at whatever position."I dont have to change, Quandre Diggs Jersey " he said. "I think Im a likable guy."We like you, Joey. We really like you. Your new team will, too.

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