NFL: Top Prospect Bosa Works Out For The Browns

Headshots of Ohio State University football players on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

BEREA, Ohio – The devoid of talent Cleveland Browns are bringing in All American Linebacker Joey Bosa for a workout today in Berea. The Browns had one of the highest paid defenses in the NFL last year, but it under performed and drastic changes in the offseason have already been made.

Most notable was the releasing of leading tackler Karlos Dansby who had several big plays last season including a pick six against the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. Dansby recently signed with the Bengals this week.

It is undecided if new defensive coordinator Ray Horton will be running a conventional 4-3 defense, or reverting back to the 3-4, either way a strong line backing core will be needed.
Not since the days of AJ Hawk or even Tom Cousineau has an Ohio State linebacker driven so much hype. No matter what style defense the Browns decide to use, Bosa seems to be a perfect fit.

As mentioned earlier this week, some Columbus insiders will swear that Bosa may be the best all around defensive player not only in the draft, but in Ohio State football history. He would look perfect in a Browns uniform tracking down running backs and terrorizing quarterbacks. The Browns had little to no pass rush the last several years and it has allowed quarterbacks to camp out in the pocket until the right man was open.

If you look at two of the Browns three wins last year, it was against the Titans and 49ers in games when they got heavy pressure and multiple sacks. If the Browns intend to blitz a lot and play man coverage in the secondary, they need to get to the quarterback a lot quicker than last season. They have also finished near the bottom of the league in run defense in every year since returning in 1999, that needs t change and Bosa can help.

Now that Robert Griffin is wearing the Orange and Brown and the pick is no longer a sure thing to be a quarterback, the Bosa to the Browns talk is hotter than ever. The chance of the Titans taking him at number one, is less than 50/50 so that gives the Browns a strong option if he is still there. Bosa did workout for the Titans yesterday

ESPN draft guru Todd McShay has been quoted on Bosa as saying, “I don’t see a weakness”. Bosas drop-off in production last season as a Buckeye was because of the constant double teams which did led to unfair scrutiny from some.

His overwhelming power is almost too much to overlook no matter how many double teams may be coming his way. Bosa started 37 games for the Buckeyes where he collected 26 sacks and 177 tackles for a loss to go with five forced fumbles.

The Browns have whiffed on their last 5 first round picks, Shelton, Gilbert, Manziel, Irving and Mingo, they cannot miss on this one and Bosa made be the closest to a sure thing they can find.

Vince McKee can be reached on Twitter at VinceTheAuthor

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Vince McKee

Vince McKee is a growing force in the sports literary world. He has written seven books on Cleveland Sports. They have all helped to build his credibility as a top-notch chronicler of the impact of Ohio sports. Vince has done freelance work as the MMA correspondent for InscriberMag: Digital Magazine as well as a Beat Reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer & The Medina Gazette. His work has been featured on Drennan Live, SLAM Magazine, The Magic 105.7 Morning show, ESPN radio and over 25 local papers, tv stations and radio programs. Despite his personal connection with Bill Belichick, one of the worst moments of Vince’s young life was watching his beloved Browns leave town only weeks after the Indians lost the World Series in 1995. Vince is a life long Cleveland sports fan and enjoys spending lots of time with his wife Emily and daughter Maggie.

1 Comment on "NFL: Top Prospect Bosa Works Out For The Browns"

  1. Frances M. Turle | March 31, 2016 at 3:07 pm | Reply

    Year after year, the owners and powers that be of The Cleveland athletic teams and companies, have ignored the graduating classes of athletes, and gifted young minds from The Ohio State University. They are one of the biggest universities in the country, if not ‘the’ biggest. They produce some of the ‘best’ athletes’ and minds and yet the Cleveland athletic teams and some business companies, ignore what is in their own back yards, produced, and nurtured at some of the finest colleges and universities in the country!!!!! We have spread OUR talented young men and women far and wide to produce winning teams, and companies with thelr gifts, while the City of Cleveland athletic teams, and companies struggle with losses and the despair of their fans and people
    . WAKE UP and look what is developing in YOUR OWN BACK YARDS, before going around the country at what other other companies and teams no longer feel are productive! We don’t need to be ‘second choice’ when WE HAVE TALENT GROWING RIGHT HERE IN OHIO!!!!!
    Vince McKee ALSO says the same! Listen to what a fine young mind is saying! ‘Out of the mouth of babes, comes words of WISDOM’!!!!!!!

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