A rookie third-round draft pick, Ossai is a long and athletic pass-rusher known for his relentless effort ... Spent three seasons (2018-20) at Texas; chose to forgo his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL draft ... Played in 36 career games, and totaled 165 tackles, 30.5 tackles for losses, 11 sacks, two INTs, five PDs, five FFs, a FR and a blocked PAT ... Enters 2021 as the youngest Bengal on the roster (21 years old), and was born just four months prior to the opening of Paul Brown Stadium ... Born in Nigeria (Ketu Ijanikin, Lagos), and his family moved to the United States when he was 10 ... First saw the game of football at age 10, after arriving in the U.S.
One-on-One With Defensive End Joseph Ossai
Bengals.com Team Reporter Marisa Contipelli sat down with Cincinnati's third round pick, defensive end Joseph Ossai, in an exclusive interview. Ossai talked about his excitement joining the Bengals and bring his big play ability to Cincinnati. Presented by Tide.
Bengals Sign Ja'Marr Chase, Joseph Ossai
The Bengals today signed their remaining two unsigned draft picks — WR Ja'Marr Chase and DE Joseph Ossai. With these two signings, all 10 of the Bengals' 2021 draft picks now are under contract.
Bengals Hope Ossai's Fire Singes The Edge
The Bengals call third-round pick Joseph Ossai's relentless style "playing with his hair on fire." Meet who lit the match.
Rookie Minicamp Quick Hits: Chase Likes Footing On and Off Field; RB Evans Catching On Fast; Ossai Continues To Inspire With New Number
After his first Bengals practice Friday morning inside the confines of Paul Brown Stadium, first-round pick Ja'Marr Chase sounded comfortable operating around both his new hash marks and Cincinnati streets ... Michigan running back Chris Evans did nothing to dispel his tag as a sixth-round steal.
Bengals Draft Picks By The Numbers
The Bengals unveiled the jersey numbers of their 2021 draft class and they literally ran the gamut with LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase taking No. 1 for the first time in franchise history and college teammate Tyler Shelvin hauling down No. 99.
Bengals Go To The Edge with Texas' Joseph Ossai
The Bengals went 3-for-3 filling needs in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft Friday night when they took Texas edge rusher Joseph Ossai with the 69th pick. After taking a stretch-the-field wide receiver at No. 5 and a monstrous offensive lineman at No. 46, the Bengals took the 6-4, 256-pound Ossai, a former inside linebacker now on the edge and is a nice fit for the Bengals 3-4 hybrid defense.
Get To Know Joseph Ossai | Five Fun Facts
The Bengals addressed the defensive line with the addition of Texas edge rusher Joseph Ossai in the third round. From his family coming to the United States from Nigeria to break out bowl game performances, get to know Ossai and what he brings to the Bengals.