The 2019 NFL draft is nearly here and the San Francisco 49ers have one player to avoid at the No.2 pick. That is defensive end Nick Bosa out of Ohio State.
Yes, he did produce for the Buckeyes when he played. 17.5 sacks and 29 tackles for loss in 29 games. Bosa is also viewed as the best player in the draft. The Arizona Cardinals are likely going to do the 49ers a favor by taking him first.
If Bosa isn’t taken San Francisco has a limited amount of selections in 2019 and their best move is to trade down. Unlike 2018, this draft is deep when it comes to those who can get to the quarterback. Depending on the trade partners there’s opportunity to take Montez Sweat or Josh Allen.
Still the main reason the 49ers will not take Bosa is there are questions about his maturity. Sure some 49ers fans will forgive and forget when he produces, it’s an entirely different story when it comes to how he’ll acclimate himself in the locker room. Especially with Richard Sherman on the roster.
It speaks volumes about Bosa that he felt the need to remove tweets that endorsed the president and took shots at former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. His explanation “I had to. There is a chance I might end up in San Francisco.”
He is of course entitled to his opinions and there’s no excuse for Bosa reportedly liking racist and homophobic posts on Instagram. Regardless of his intent when deleting the tweets it certainly did not appease fans.
Bosa also got called out for it.
— Robert Littal (@BSO) April 22, 2019
Nick Bosa called Kaep a clown for standing up for what he believed in, and then deleted his tweets because he might get drafted to the 49ers.
— Kip Smithers 🏁 (@Chughes612) April 22, 2019
It doesn’t matter if he deletes them it’s already on the record.. that he said it in my thing is if that’s the way you feel standby it. He should be OK with being his true authentic self…😒 https://t.co/7emwNYJ9Bs
— Maya Akai (@TheSportsChica) April 16, 2019
Lol “forced” by who exactly?… Hiding your beliefs out of a desire to be embraced in a politically diverse market doesn’t make Nick Bosa some sort of martyr. It just makes him a wimp. https://t.co/HEmmQ6Yuvr
— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) April 11, 2019
The 49ers will now show that the franchise has learned from what happened with Reuben Foster and will not draft Bosa if he’s still available as the second pick.