Personally, I believe the Cardinals might not have this pick come April 25th. If you are asking me to bet on what happens, I would put my money on them using Kyler Murray as bait for a team to trade up, in turn, giving them a massive haul. But, if the Cardinals end up sticking with this pick, Nick Bosa is the obvious selection, and frankly always has been.
Bosa is everything that NFL teams desire in an edge rusher; he only solidified that notion at the combine when he tested positively across the board. He measured in a 6-4, 266-lbs with 33-inch arms and 10-3/4-inch hands. When it came to the drills, Bosa was near the top of defensive linemen across the board.
His results, including rank amongst defensive linemen:
4.79 second 40-yard-dash (4th)
29 bench-press reps (8th)
33.5-inch vertical jump (7th)
116-inch broad jump (7th)
7.10-second three-cone-drill (4th)
4.14-second 20-yard-shuttle (2nd)
Not convinced? Just watch some tape. He looks very similar (if not better) to his older brother Joey Bosa, who has excelled in the NFL and was the first non-quarterback selected in the 2016 draft. He’s a smart player with a polished set of pass-rushing moves and has the explosiveness to put offensive linemen on their feet. But unlike his brother coming out of Ohio State, he is excellent at setting an edge as a run-stopper.
Bosa has the ceiling of a J.J. Watt-like player, and the floor of a high-end pass-rusher. Simply put, he can completely turn around the Cardinals defense.