Report: Cardinals meeting with potential No. 1 pick Nick Bosa
Mar 29, 2019, 4:45 PM | Updated: Apr 1, 2019, 8:34 am
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The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly meeting with potential No. 1 overall pick and former Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa on Friday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Cardinals reportedly met with former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray earlier in the month on the campus of his old school.
After Bosa was the predominant favorite to go to the Cardinals at No. 1 in mock drafts prior to March, Murray has now become the overwhelming top name mocked to the top spot.
At the NFL Combine, Bosa told media that the Cardinals would be making a “big mistake” passing on him with the first selection.
The Cardinals, who selected quarterback Josh Rosen No. 10 overall a year ago, hired head coach Kliff Kingsbury this offseason before old videos surfaced of the former Texas Tech coach offering high praise for Murray.
When asked more recently, Kingsbury clarified his comments on a former opponent.
“I get we have the first pick and there’s going to be a million scenarios over the next three months that are going to come up,” Kingsbury said. “No — Josh is our guy. Kyler is a tremendous player. I said that, was being very complementary before playing an opponent. I understand the soundbite.”
Bosa played in three games for the Buckeyes in his junior season after suffering a core injury.
In 2017, a full sophomore season, Bosa recorded 34 tackles, 16.0 for loss, to go with 8.5 sacks, two passes defensed and a forced fumble.
Bosa has a connection to the Cardinals new linebackers coach Bill Davis, who coached the position for the last two years at Ohio State.