Jon Bostic: Video Highlights for Former Florida ILB
Jon Bostic collected 68 tackles and two interceptions, forced one fumble and came up with three sacks during his final year with the Florida Gators. His combine numbers helped him improve his draft stock, and he is projected to go in the third or fourth round.
After a disappointing 2011 season, Bostic rebounded in 2012 and is ready to take his game to the next level in 2013.
In this slideshow, you will see some of the best highlights of Bostic's college career.
Big Hit on Teddy Bridgewater
Linebackers have to be able to play a physical game, and Bostic does just that.
In this video, Bostic shows off his hard-hitting ability as he lit up Teddy Bridgewater. Although the play resulted in a penalty, it proves Bostic can be a tough linebacker. He even forced Bridgewater to get rid of the ball due to pressure.
If Bostic can make a few adjustments, the usage of his head being the main concern, his big hits in the NFL won't result in officials throwing the yellow flag in his direction.
Quick Hit on Screen Play
Up until the 49-second mark, you can see Bostic quickly end a passing play that appeared to look good for Ohio State.
Bostic, like in the last video, uses his speed to close in on the intended target. He does a good job of reading the play and immediately ends it, not allowing the receiver to get any yards after the catch.
This is a play that defensive coordinators want to see from their players.
Sack Against Tyler Bray
Bostic does two good things in this highlight, which ends at 1:42.
The first thing he does is quickly get through Tennessee's offensive line in order to go to quarterback Tyler Bray. He then finishes the play off with a sack to help his defense.
If Bostic can get through offensive linemen in the NFL, which will be more of a challenge for him at the next level, quarterbacks are in trouble because of Bostic's ability to make contact and take a player down.
Sack on Zach Mettenberger
Just like the last play, Bostic records a sack, but does it much quicker.
Like the last highlight, he has no problems getting through LSU's offensive line, occupied with other activity from Florida's defensive line. But Zach Mettenberger was not ready for Bostic as he approached the QB's blind side and quickly took him down for a sack.
Even most NFL quarterbacks don't expect quick plays like that, which give defenders a golden opportunity to come up with a sack. If Bostic shows this in the preseason, this will allow him to play a lot on Sundays.
Interception Against Missouri
In this highlight, you will see Bostic come up with his first of two interceptions during his senior year.
In a low-scoring football game where Florida struggled against against Missouri, Bostic takes advantage of James Franklin's weakness.
He is aware of the activity around him while keeping an eye on Franklin. He reads Franklin's pass and is at the right place at the right time for the interception, bringing back Florida's offense.
Takeaways are valuable in the NFL, and teams try to take advantage of each one.