With the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected former Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa. The defensive game-changer was widely considered the best player in this year’s class, despite the fact that he only played two and a half games in his junior season, following an injury suffered against TCU that required season-ending surgery.
In his two-plus seasons in Columbus, Bosa accounted for 77 tackles, including 29 for loss and 17.5 sacks. He was a 2016 ESPN Freshman All-American, and was the Big Ten’s Smith–Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2017.
With his selection near the top of the draft, Nick Bosa joins his older brother Joey Bosa in going as the top Buckeyes of their respective classes. Joey went third overall in 2016 to the then San Diego Chargers. Nick and Joey’s uncle Eric Kumerow was also a former Buckeye star.
Land-Grant Holy Land will have much more on the Bosa selection later tonight, and throughout the draft weekend.