Rumor: Former player says the Arizona Cardinals will draft Nick Bosa
An unlikely source has the scoop that the Arizona Cardinals will be sticking with Josh Rosen and drafting Nick Bosa at No. 1 overall.
Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Bryant announced via Twitter, that the Arizona Cardinals would draft Ohio State edge rusher Nick Bosa with the No. 1 overall pick, in turn, keeping Josh Rosen for the foreseeable future. In his tweet, Bryant said;
"Heard from people inside the Cardinals organization that Nick Bosa is #1 on their board and that they are going to stick with Josh Rosen at QB"
While Bryant isn’t known as an NFL insider. But, he may have a trustworthy source in the name of Larry Fitzgerald. The two played together at the University of Pittsburgh, which gives him some credibility on the Cardinals.
More from Raising Zona
- Who should win the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job?
- Arizona Cardinals could wind up playing against Kliff in 2023
- Arizona Cardinals: Reliving Don Coryell’s Hall of Fame Career
- Lou Anarumo could bring familiar assistant to Arizona Cardinals
- Caesars Super Bowl Promo Cashes Up to $1,250
However, it’s the week of the draft, meaning you can’t believe anything that anybody says, at least, not until draft night. Although Bryant may be credible due to his relationship with Fitzgerald, this could be yet another smokescreen to pile onto the other smokescreens.
The past 72 hours alone have featured sources saying Kyler Murray was the pick, he wasn’t the pick, and that the Cardinals would trade the pick away. Whether or not sources who churn out rumors are credible will be answered on draft night, which is nearing closer and closer.
Bosa, an edge defender, has earned comparisons to his older brother Joey Bosa, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 draft and 2017 Pro-Bowler. Like Joey, Nick can take over games with an explosive first-step, an array of pass-rushing moves, and an overwhelming 6-4, 266-pound frame. However, he’s more well-rounded than Joey due to his ability to set the edge while defending the run.
According to Pro Football Focus, Bosa played 1,006 snaps at Ohio State and made the best of them. He recorded 18.0 sacks, 22 quarterback hits, 77 hurries, and 55 run stops. His outstanding tape earned him an elite grade of 93.1.
For more grades, advanced statistics and more at Pro Football Focus, subscribe
to PFF’s EDGE or ELITE subscriptions at ProFootballFocus.com.