INDIANAPOLIS -- If Ohio St. defensive end Joey Bosa falls to the Ravens at No. 6, they won’t be drafting a player who lacks confidence.
“I do believe I’m the best player in the draft,” Bosa said Friday at the NFL 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 player if you don’t believe that, then there’s kind of something wrong.
“I think I bring the best pass rusher, the best defensive lineman in the country. I’m obviously coming to the team that drafts me to help them win and help them eventually make it to the Super Bowl.”
Finding a pass rusher is one of the Ravens’ top offseason priorities, with Terrell Suggs coming off an Achilles injury, and Elvis Dumervil coming off a season with just six sacks, despite making the Pro Bowl.
A lineup featuring Dumervil, Suggs, and Bosa could vastly improve the Ravens’ pass rush.
“I mean, you watched the Super Bowl,” Bosa said. “That’s pretty much the only example I have to give. The defense won that game, 100%. Von Miller, he really showed what a pass rush can do for a team.”
Bosa could easily be a top three pick – gone before the Ravens can grab him. However, if both the Browns (No. 2) pick and Cowboys (No. 4) take a quarterback, it could help Bosa fall to No. 6.
A poor performance at the combine could also cause Bosa to fall a few spots. However, he plans on helping his case in Indianapolis by showing the versatility to play in either a 4-3, or a 3-4 scheme like the Ravens’.
“I can see myself playing anywhere on the defensive line,” Bosa said. “I’ve been working standing up and working on my linebacker drops, so I definitely think I’m ready to play in a 3-4 or a 4-3.
“Yeah, I guess you could say I’d be more comfortable (in a 4-3) because I’ve never played in a 3-4. I think I’ll be comfortable staying wherever they see me.”
A lot of Ravens’ fans would be comfortable with the idea of Bosa coming to Baltimore in April.
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