New San Diego Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa apparently is ready to move on from the constant comparisons to other NFL players, like Houston Texansdo-everything defensive end J.J. Watt.

Perhaps Bosa is talking about Jeffri Chadiha of NFL.com writing that Bosa is ticketed to have a similar impact as Watt and be a versatile performer for the Chargers.

Bosa certainly didn’t help dampen those comparisons in selecting the same number as Watt (No. 99), and since being drafted by the Chargers a few weeks ago the Ohio State product has been quick to point out he’s just entering the league and has to prove his worth as an NFL player.

“He’s obviously one of the best defenders in the league,” Bosa said about the comparisons to Watt in his introductory press conference at Chargers Park. “That’s obviously my goal, to come in and have an impact like that. I’m going to do anything I can to help the team win.”

Bosa did say players he tries to emulate on the field in terms of his play include Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali.

Fellow teammate Brandon Mebane compared Bosa to former Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons defensive end Patrick Kerney.

My take: Whether you want to be compared to Watt or not, those expectations come with being the No. 3 overall pick in the draft. While it’s understandable that Bosa wants to let people know that he stands on his own, the Ohio State product also should embrace the lofty expectations. Like Bosa, the Chargers have done their best to stay away from the Watt comparisons. However, Bosa has the versatility to move up and down the defensive line in San Diego’s 3-4 scheme. Of course, he still has to prove himself on the field first.

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