Meet the Prospect: Ohio State DE Joey Bosa

Schools like Alabama, Cal, Florida, Ohio St and others hosted pro days to give players more exposure to NFL personnel ahead of the 2016 NFL Draft.

49ers.com runs down the list of top prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft. We continue our "Meet the Prospect" series with Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa.First Glance

Most draft analysts rank the former Buckeye as a top-5 defensive prospect and project him to be a top-10 draft pick overall.

Bosa's most productive college season came in 2014, when he recorded 13.5 sacks. That number dropped to five sacks in 2015, but Bosa was still regarded as one of the most disruptive defenders in college football. The edge-rusher won Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in 2014 and was a consensus All-American in 2014 and 2015.Measurables

Height: 6-5

Weight: 269

Arm length: 33 3/8 inches

Hand Size: 10 1/4 inchesNFL.com Pro Comparison

Washington defensive end Ryan KerriganBest College Game

Bosa never lost to archrival Michigan during his three seasons at Ohio State and had monster games individually in two of those contests. In 2014, the star defender logged two sacks, one pass defended and a forced fumble. Bosa added another sack and forced fumble against the Wolverines in 2015, and he also grabbed his only career interception.Combine Statistics

40-yard dash: 4.86 seconds

Bench press: 24 reps

Vertical jump: 32 inches

Broad jump:  120 inches

3 cone drill: 6.89 seconds (second among defensive linemen)

20-yard shuttle: 4.21 seconds (second among defensive linemen)Mock Draft Connections

ESPN's Todd McShay – No. 4 overall pick (Dallas Cowboys)

NFL Media's Charles Davis – No. 4 overall pick

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein – No. 6 overall pick (Baltimore Ravens)What the Media is Saying…

"Bosa has an explosive get-off which helps him generate an immediate advantage over offensive tackles. Better yet, he possesses terrific upper body strength and technically-refined hand usage. Controls his momentum very well with excellent break down skills to collect himself and make plays in space. Strong hands and wrists to be a reliable striker and finisher." – CBS Sports' Dane Brugler

"The gap between Bosa and the other top-tier players in this draft is narrowing, but the Ohio State star remains No. 1 on my board. While Bosa does not have elite speed off the edge, as evidenced by his combine 40 time, he shows the relentlessness and instincts shared by most top-level NFL pass-rushers. Bosa keeps offensive linemen off-balance with a wide array of pass-rush moves. Playing with outstanding effort, he finished his Buckeyes career with 50.5 tackles for loss in 41 games." – ESPN's Todd McShayFun Fact

Joey's father, John Bosa, was also a football star. John played on the defensive line at Boston College and was selected in the first round (16th overall) by the Miami Dolphins in 1987. He spent three seasons with the Dolphins and totaled seven career sacks.Must-see Video

Bosa can do a backflip. At least, he could in 2012. Here's video proof.Social Spotlight

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