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Scarlet Sunrise: Why Nick Bosa was right to sit out Ohio State’s Pro Day

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Nick Bosa watched Ohio State's Pro Day from the sidelines. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Scarlet Sunrise: Why Nick Bosa was right to sit out Ohio State’s Pro Day

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Nick Bosa made the right call

Nick Bosa did not participate in Ohio State’s Pro Day on Wednesday, citing satisfaction with his showing at the NFL Combine.

“For me, it was just listening to the people that advise me who I trust,” Bosa told the NFL Network. “It wasn’t in my best interest, so I made the decision. I think I checked all the boxes. I may not have put up all the times I wanted to exactly [at the NFL Combine], but I’m ready to start training for football — not this track meet stuff.”

He’ll almost certainly be better off for that choice. Bosa has 2.25 seasons of elite, All-American tape and is essentially the consensus choice at this point to be the first non-quarterback drafted in this year’s class. He competed at the NFL Combine, when draft prospects are subjected to even more intense scrutiny than pro days, which take place in their own school’s facilities. The only thing that can affect Bosa’s status at this point is an injury, and he was right to avoid that risk after showing what he can do at the Combine.

Packed house for Pro Day

More than 100 coaches, scouts and executives packed Ohio State’s Pro Day to watch the Buckeyes, including representatives from all 32 teams. Here’s a list of some of the key names in attendance:

  • Bengals head coach Zac Taylor
  • Giants head coach Pat Shurmur
  • Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer
  • Redskins head coach Jay Grunden
  • Raiders GM Mike Mayock
  • 49ers GM John Lynch
  • Bills GM Brandon Beane

Lettermen Row Bracket Challenge

Join your favorite Lettermen Row staff and contributors and compete in our FREE March Madness bracket challenge. Compete against Austin Ward, Jeremy Birmingham, Beanie Wells, Zach Boren, Terence Dials and many more.

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Click here to enter the contest and fill out your bracket!

Zach Boren on Brendon White

What’s the actual best way to use Brendon White? How can he take the next step? What fueled his emergence a year ago? Former Ohio State linebacker Zach Boren returned to the Lettermen Row film lab to break down everything with White, both looking back at his productivity for the Big Ten champs and what his role might be moving forward in the latest episode of BuckIQ.

WATCH: Zach Boren analyzes Brendon White

Ohio State shines in Roger Rosengarten visit

The Buckeyes are working to add at least two more offensive linemen in the Class of 2020 and one of the country’s rising stars, Roger Rosengarten, made a pivotal first visit to Columbus on Tuesday.

The nation’s 21st-ranked offensive tackle, Rosengarten told Lettermen Row prior to his visit that the Buckeyes would need to make a big impression on him in order to stay in the mix his recruitment as he begins mentally narrowing down his top schools. They did just that.

“For sure,” Rosengarten said when asked if he enjoyed his trip. “It was better than I expected. I came in knowing that Ohio State was a very good program but I didn’t expect the whole thing to be this good.”

For more on Ohio State recruiting, check out the Wednesday edition of Dotting the ‘Eyes.

Counting down

  • Ohio State hoops vs. Iowa State: 1 day
  • Oho State spring game: 23 days

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Ryan Ginn

Ryan Ginn has covered Ohio State football and recruiting since 2013, having done so previously for Buckeye Sports Bulletin and Landof10.com. He is currently a student at Tulane Law School and resides in New Orleans, La.

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