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NFL Mock Draft 2019: San Francisco 49ers select Nick Bosa

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With the 2nd overall pick in the 2019 Bleeding Green Nation community mock draft, San Francisco 49ers GM SakPrescott selects ...

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Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

Reasoning: Nick Bosa is the best player in this draft class. Period. We are at the point where It is also nice that he fills a major hole in the 49ers defense, as their only true edges are Ronald Blair and newly-signed Dee Ford (Solomon Thomas and Arik Armstead are more 3-4 DEs). Bosa, Ford, and DeForest Buckner would combine to create one of the scariest D-Lines in the NFL, as well as one that will stay intact for the foreseeable future. Bosa has a wide array of moves to get to the quarterback, including the famed Bosa swipe move. His advanced technique and footwork gives the Niners the option to plug him right in where he will immediately start provide decent production. This helps him have the highest floor, as Brett Kollman’s video on Bosa describes. He also offers a ton of versatility among the line, and can be moved inside on passing downs. Bosa fits inside DC Robert Saleh’s scheme, which also adds to why the Niners will take him at #2.

Concerns: The most obvious concern is that Bosa is coming off of a groin injury that cut his final season in college short. He also tore his ACL in high school, showing that there is some injury history. Bosa also has weak areas in his spider graph, such as his wingspan. This has led to some potential concerns about his ability to deal with longer tackles, as Bobby Evans on Oklahoma had his way with him when they played in 2017. He also lacks an explosive first step, meaning he is forced to rely on technique and power more than pure speed. These factors make Bosa have a lower ceiling than others such as Montez Sweat and Josh Allen.

Player Comparison: Joey Bosa

NFL: AFC Wild Card-Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Many draft pundits describe Nick as being a near carbon copy of his brother, LA Chargers DE Joey Bosa, who is definitely not a bad player to be compared to. Nick is actually faster and more explosive off the jump than his brother, while Joey is taller and longer. Like Joey, Nick is expected to be able to be plugged in and produce at a high level straight away.

Final Thoughts: With this pick, the 49ers will be set at edge for years to come, and Bosa will make an already dangerous D-Line terrifying.

Poll

Do you approve of this pick?

This poll is closed

  • 88%
    Yes
    (606 votes)
  • 11%
    No
    (75 votes)
681 votes total Vote Now

2019 BGN Mock Draft Order

1) Cardinals (Philliesandthebees): Kyler Murray

2) 49ers (SakPrescott): Nick Bosa

3) Jets (thealien2696):

4) Raiders (SisyphusNoMore):

5) Buccaneers (EAGLESBSU):

6) Giants (ablesser88):

7) Jaguars (20Safety_Hazards):

8) Lions (89Tremaine):

9) Bills (drc242):

10) Broncos (ItownBallers22):

11) Bengals (Phoenix X Maximus):

12) Packers (Palaniappan K M)

13) Bengals (wildcatlh):

14) Falcons (Happy24):

15) Washington (roberticus0):

16) Panthers (Triumph McCloud):

17) Giants (KevinDont):

18) Vikings (Eagles701):

19) Titans (Big Schmoopie):

20) Steelers (J. Wil):

21) Seahawks (NickfoleonDynamite):

22) Ravens (GMinTraining):

23) Texans (EaglesRock94)

24) Raiders (SummersInVA):

25) Eagles (I Need a Username):

26) Colts (Nolo0oo):

27) Raiders (SLC Eagle):

28) Chargers (LBCeaglesFan!):

29) Chiefs (Boxer Madness):

30) Packers (Kephas):

31) Rams (Matthieuck):

32) Patriots (Zett_66):


Now it’s time for you to vote for who YOU think the 49ers should pick in the 2019 BGN Community Consensus Mock Draft.

Poll

Who should the San Francisco 49ers draft at No. 2 overall?

This poll is closed

  • 74%
    Nick Bosa
    (306 votes)
  • 17%
    Quinnen Williams
    (71 votes)
  • 7%
    Josh Allen
    (32 votes)
409 votes total Vote Now

2019 BGN Community Consensus Mock Draft

1) Cardinals: Kyler Murray

2) 49ers: