The New York Jets lack a consistent pass rush as they should target defensive end Nick Bosa out of Ohio State.
The New York Jets are yet again expected to have another high first round draft pick. Many people think that pick should be used on an offensive player to help out quarterback Sam Darnold. The offense could definitely be upgraded, but that isn’t the only thing that could use a boost.
The Jets have struggled to get after the opposing team’s passer for quite some time now and that is not at all a recipe for defensive success in today’s NFL. The Jets could definitely use a pass rusher, and without further ado, here’s an introduction to Nick Bosa.
Nick Bosa is a 21-year-old defensive end who played collegiately for Ohio State, he is entering the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. As you may or may not know, Nick Bosa’s older brother, Joey, currently plays for the Los Angeles Chargers and is widely considered as one of the best pass rushers in the entire NFL.
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Despite that, many NFL scouts feel that Nick will end up being better than his brother. This just gives you an idea of how people feel about Nick as a prospect. It would be awesome for the Jets if they were able to get their hands on him.
The Jets are currently 3-7. Looking at the rest of their schedule, the only game that you think the Jets may be favored in is the Week 14 clash on the road against the Bills until you remember that they just crushed Gang Green 41-10 at Metlife Stadium.
If the Jets do infact finish the season 3-13, will they get the first overall pick to select Bosa? Maybe, maybe not.
The three teams that would currently pick ahead of the Jets are the Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers. The Cardinals and 49ers made commits to QBs just last offseason, so they obviously won’t be drafting a QB this early.
However, there’s no guarantee at all that John Gruden wants Derek Carr as his long-term QB, so if the Raiders were the only team picking ahead of the Jets they may not be targeting Bosa. If the Cardinals and or 49ers end up picking ahead of the Jets, they could select Ed Oliver, another defensive end that is projected to go very high in the draft which could open the door for Bosa to be a Jet.
It’s very early to talk about all this, and I don’t know what will happen between now and next year’s draft, but I do know that if Bosa is as good as advertised that he’s a perfect fit for Gang Green. They need him if they’re to be contenders again in the future.