The ideal scenario for the 49ers in the NFL Draft, of course, would be the Arizona Cardinals taking anyone else other than Ohio State EDGE Nick Bosa, or trading down to a quarterback-needy team. Bosa, who is widely viewed as the consensus top pick in this year’s draft, falls into San Francisco’s collective lap at No. 2 overall.
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Bosa boasts the same pedigree as his older brother, Joey Bosa, who has already established quite the pass-rushing reputation with the Los Angeles Chargers. And it’s not out of reason to suggest Nick Bosa could be even better at the pro level.
The 6-foot-4, 263-pound Bosa combines a tremendous blend of speed, strength, burst, agility and hand movement. His tackling is sound, and he’s also projected to be one of the better run defenders in this year’s class.
As far as EDGEs go, Bosa is about as polished a product there is in this year’s NFL Draft.
He doesn’t come without questions, however, which include an abdominal injury suffered in 2018 that limited him to just three games.
Bosa elected to have surgery and not return for the rest of the year — a business decision, sure, but one that will at least raise a few question marks between now and day one of the draft itself.
A few, but not many.
If, for whatever reason, Bosa is available at No. 2 overall, the 49ers will select him.
The 2019 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday, April 25 from Nashville, Tennessee.