No. 9: Nick Bosa
After having his OTAs cut short due to a hamstring injury, Bosa signed his rookie contract and made it to Santa Clara in time for the 49ers’ first training camp practice. There are two glaring positives from this. One is he isn’t missing any time due to a holdout. Two is there weren’t any lingering effects from the injury he suffered earlier this offseason.
Bosa is the 49ers’ No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft, and as such, he comes with many expectations. None might be more important than his staying healthy for a full 16-game season in 2019.
As I stated earlier, he does not seem to be dealing with any issues from the hamstring injury back in May. While not a complete indicator of that, a video I was able to take from day one of camp shows that he is starting off on the right foot:
His ability to rush the quarterback is something the 49ers have not had in some time. That’s not a knock on the players the team has employed on the end of the line the last few years. It’s more a testament to how special Bosa can, and we hope, will be.