In one of his first significant public discussions since his college football career was prematurely ended by injury, Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa said Saturday at the NFL scouting combine that he is fully healthy and ready to be the top pick of the April draft.
“I’ve been talking myself up pretty good to [NFL teams],” Bosa said. “I’m ready to get on the field, get on the bench … and definitely leave no doubt.”cheap nfl jerseys china nike
Bosa said he will participate in a full workout Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium when the defensive linemen and linebackers will go through their on-field work. He added he will meet Sunday night with the Arizona Cardinals, who have the No. 1 pick in the draft. He said Friday he will meet with the other teams in the top eight of this year’s draft as well.
Bosa’s junior season at Ohio State ended in September when he suffered a core muscle injury. He eventually withdrew from school in October to both rehab the injury and begin his preparation for the NFL draft in earnest.
The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native gave the most specific description of the injury to date Saturday, saying he suffered a “bilateral core muscle injury … it’s a groin, lower abdomen thing,” and noting that repairs were made to both sides of the injury. He said he knew immediately the severity of the injury.
“I felt it. I know what a serious injury is. I knew my season was in jeopardy,” he said.
He added that he has been training “at full speed” for about two months and that he felt 100 percent — “like myself” — for a few weeks.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale
Bosa suffered the injury in the third quarter of the Buckeyes’ Sept. 15 win over TCU and had surgery Sept. 20 to repair it. At the time, Bosa’s family had been given a recovery time of 12 weeks, so Bosa and his family made the decision to withdraw from school.