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How Does Joey Bosa Compare to Other tOSU DLs?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Jan 2, 2016.

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How Does Joey Bosa Compare to Other tOSU DLs?

  1. 1st

    24 vote(s)
    72.7%
  2. 2nd

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. 3rd

    2 vote(s)
    6.1%
  4. 4th

    1 vote(s)
    3.0%
  5. 5th

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Not in top 5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Bosa's career numbers:

    150 total tackles
    50.5 TFLs (4th best at Ohio State)
    26.0 sacks (3rd best at Ohio State)
    5 forced fumbles
    2 fumble recoveries
    1 interception
    2 touchdowns
    Where does Joey Bosa rank compared to other great Ohio State defensive linemen?
     
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  2. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    # 1 in my book Stillwagon was a great college player but Bosa is poised to have a great NFL career too. If Bosa returned he may have had an outside shot at the Heisman.
     
  3. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    No. No. No. As great as he was he plays a position that will not contend for a Heisman trophy. Outland yes.
     
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  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The other one might be Dan "Big Daddy" Wilkinson.

    Stillwagon, Big Daddy, and Bosa are the three most dominant DLs that I can remember. Bosa (DE) was probably the best pass rusher, etc. The other 2 played on the inside (i.e. DTs).

    Two other great ones (who I actually don't remember their play at Ohio State as they were before my time but deserve a mention) are:

    1. Bill Willis (1942 - 1944)

    2. Jim Parker (1954 - 1956). He played on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, earning unanimous All-America honours and winning the Outland Trophy as the country’s top lineman in 1956.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2016
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  5. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    I'm putting him as first. Never seen a defensive player like him have such an impact before.
     
  6. I remember Dig Daddy put it on cruise control the last half of his last year or at least the last few games. I would not put him above Bosa.
     
  7. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Orlando Pace (OT) finished fourth for the Heisman in 1996, and Hugh Green of Pitt (DE) finished second in 1980, so down lineman on either side of the ball can most definitely be serious Heisman candidates...
     
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  8. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Parker was a beast on the OL in the pros. Willis was great too but hard to compare to the modern era.
     
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    And John Hicks (OT) actually finished 2nd in 1973 (to John Cappelletti (RB), Penn State).
     
  10. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    20 years and 35 years ago Mili. You know as well as I do that it's an award for quarterbacks and running backs now.
     
  11. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    Having watched consistently only since 2000, it'd hard to say where he places all time. I'd say top 3 for certain, and it'd be hard to argue against #1. Far away the best lineman at OSU in the combined Tressel/Meyer eras.
     
  12. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Granted I was born in 1988, I have never seen any defensive player take over a game like Joey, regardless of position. Even from his freshman year, I watched him do things I didn't even consider fair at the college level with his dominance.

    That being said, I'm hoping that I'm back to argue against myself about 3-4 years from now when we have the same poll for Nick Bosa.
     
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  13. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

    Yeah, I'm just gonna go ahead and say Nick Bosa!!
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2016
  14. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    Man you guys are youngsters and I don't even consider myself old.

    Bid Daddy was a force. If I get to select one lineman, it is Bosa. Most disruptive defensive lineman I have seen at OSU.
     
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  15. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Really? Voting patterns are cyclical, and the right defensive player can be a viable candidate, even recently:

    2012 - Manti Teo, LB (finished #2)
    2011 - Tyrann Mathieu, CB (finished #5)
    2009 - Ndamukong Suh, DT (finished #4)
     

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