Nick Bosa spoke with media before the NFL Draft and explained why he deleted controversial tweets.
USA TODAY Sports
The San Francisco 49ers made it clear they’re serious about their pass rush.
With the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday’s NFL draft, the 49ers selected Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa as the latest addition to their front four.
The 49ers also traded for edge rusher Dee Ford, who was a Pro Bowl selection for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018 after record 13 sacks, in the offseason.
San Francisco has now used four of its last seven first-round picks on defensive linemen. The team selected defensive end Solomon Thomas in 2017, defensive tackle DeForest Buckner in 2016 and defensive end Arik Armstead in 2015.
Bosa played in just three games before a core muscle injury sidelined him for the remainder of the season, but he was a first-team All-American in 2017. The younger brother of Joey Bosa, the Chargers’ Pro Bowl defensive end who was the No. 3 pick in 2016, Bosa was ranked by many as the top overall prospect available this year.
Follow Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz on Twitter @MikeMSchwartz.