San Francisco 49ers meeting with Nick Bosa
You can’t have enough pass-rushers in the modern NFL – just ask the San Francisco 49ers. According to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, team representatives will meet with Ohio State pass-rusher Nick Bosa after the Buckeyes’ Pro Day on Wednesday.
Source: 49ers brass will have dinner tonight with Ohio State DE Nick Bosa, after the Buckeyes' Pro Day. Bosa is standing on his results from the combine.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 20, 2019
Bosa, considered by many as the top overall prospect in the 2019 draft, played just three games last season after having surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle in Ohio State’s 40-28 win over TCU on September 15th. He had five and-a-half sacks and seven tackles for loss in that limited action, though, evidently doing enough in his final collegiate season to remain a viable candidate for the number one overall pick.
The younger brother of Los Angeles Chargers star defensive end Joey, Bosa burst onto the scene for the Buckeyes as a true freshman in 2016, notching five sacks in limited playing time. He cemented himself as an elite NFL prospect one season later, with eight and-a-half sacks and 16 tackles for loss during his sophomore season.
The 49ers, picking second overall, aren’t exactly in dire need of an additional pass-rusher. Last week, the team traded for star outside linebacker Dee Ford, who had 13 sacks and led all edge defenders in quarterback pressures last season with the Kansas City Chiefs. San Francisco subsequently rewarded Ford with a five-year, $85 million contract, pairing him for the foreseeable future with rising star defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, who garnered 12 sacks and 17 tackles for loss in a breakout season.
Bosa won’t participate at Ohio State’s Pro Day, standing on the impressive testing numbers he posted during the NFL combine.