Nick Bosa picked No. 2 overall by the 49ers
Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Nick Bosa was considered by some to be the best player in this year’s class. As a result, it hardly comes as a surprise that Bosa is now a member of the San Francisco 49ers, who selected the former collegiate standout with the No. 2 overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Although his final go-round at Ohio State was marred by injury, a setback that ultimately ended his career with the Buckeyes, Bosa’s 2019 NFL Draft stock never waned as the spring progressed.
“High-motor defensive end prospect possessing NFL play strength on a well-muscled, compact frame,” reads his 2019 NFL Draft profile on NFL.com.
“Bosa uses forward lean, smart hands and impressive upper-body power to pry open edges against the run and pass. He can defeat single blocks and fits as an end in both 4-3 and 3-4 fronts with the ability to reduce inside as a rusher. His lack of fluidity in space could prevent him from becoming an elite rusher, but he understands how to play and should become an early starter and future Pro Bowler.”
The elite defensive end will now give the 49ers an incredibly versatile pass rushing presence along the defensive front. Immediately giving the team’s defense a boost, Bosa could quickly become a Pro Bowl-caliber player due to his size and strength.
Nick will now join his brother Joey, who is a member of the Los Angeles Chargers, in the NFL.