Joey Bosa: Defensive Rookie of the Year
The San Diego Chargers drafted Joey Bosa to be the disruptive force as he was in college at Ohio State. He held out of Training Camp and preseason because of injury and draft contract talks with the Chargers’ front office. Right now, it is paying off better than many anticipated. Bosa is proving to be a game breaker of pass rusher and the Chargers are fortunate to land the former Buckeye.
After watching much of his tape early in college, I thought he had the makings to be JJ Watt 2.0. Yes, that will alarm some people since nobody is like Watt. However, the presence in both the passing game and running game cannot be understated. Bosa is already a player quarterbacks must find before snapping the football.
Jalen Ramsey deserves strong consideration for the award, but after watching him play in both games against the Denver Broncos, Bosa obliterated the offensive line. Ramsey is a terrific player in his own right; however Bosa seems to wreak games in ways Watt does through pressures, knockdowns and awareness to turn a quarterback over.
In both Broncos matchups, Bosa created problems for Trevor Siemian and the rest of the offensive line. The Broncos offensive line is not something to talk positive about, but the two games against Bosa became a nightmare. Much like his Buckeye teammate, Ezekiel Elliot, he is a player that also comes around every 10 years. It is also a sweep for the Buckeyes and the AFC West, who may win Defensive Rookie of the Year in back-to-back years.