Former Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa hath spoken: He believes he's the best player the Jacksonville Jaguars -- or any team, for that matter -- could pick at the 2016 NFL Draft.
"I do believe I'm the best player in the draft," Bosa said Friday at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine. "There's, of course, a lot of amazing players in the draft and it's going to be up to Tennessee to make that decision. But I think as a top player, if you don't believe that, then there is something wrong ... I think I bring the best pass rusher, the best defensive lineman in the country."
But not everyone agrees with Bosa.
Take Dan Kadar from MockingTheDraft.com, who believes Bosa to be a top-five talent in the draft, but DeForest Buckner as a better defensive lineman. Kadar predicts that Buckner goes No. 3 overall to the San Diego Chargers and for Bosa to "fall" to (you guessed it) No. 5 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Kadar justifies Bosa's fall and the Jaguars not picking Ramsey with the following:
"Choosing between Bosa and Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey will be a tough decision for Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell. Ramsey would obviously bolster a defensive backfield that is low on skill. Bosa is a high-end all-around defensive end who excels versus the run and the pass. For the Jaguars, this debate could simply come down whomever they grade higher. For me, that's Bosa."
My opinion? Bosa is the best defensive lineman in the draft. He's not the best player. He's not the best pure pass rusher. But he's the best and most complete defensive lineman overall available. If he and Ramsey fall to the Jaguars at No. 5 overall, I'll be sad they didn't go with Ramsey, but it'll be encouraging to get a guy who can partner with fellow "rookie" Dante Fowler and give the Jaguars defense a much-needed boost in 2016.