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NFL Draft 2019: Ohio State’s Nick Bosa selected by 49ers with No. 2 overall pick

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 8:36 PM

Ohio State defensive end is a candidate to be the No. 1 overall pick.

Nick Bosa is headed to the West Coast after the San Francisco 49ers selected him with the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft. 

The 6-foot-4, 266-pound Florida native is the seventh Ohio State defensive end drafted in the first round of the NFL draft in the common era, joining his brother Joey (Chargers, 2016) and uncle Eric Kumerow (Dolphins, 1988). 

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John Bosa, the father of Joey and Nick, was a first-round pick of the Dolphins in 1987, making him the second first-round pick to have two sons taken in the first round as well.

The other is Archie Manning, who was a drafted in the first round by the Saints in 1971 and saw his sons Peyton and Eli respectively go in the first round in 1998 and 2004. 

Nick Bosa is the 80th first-round pick in Ohio State history and the 67th in the common era (since 1967). 

He is the first member of Ohio State’s 2016 recruiting class to be drafted. 

Ohio State has had a player drafted in the first round four years in a row, including two last year, three in 2017 and five in 2016. 

Nick Bosa played only three games last year before suffering a core muscle injury that required surgery. 

He was still an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection and finished his career with 29 tackles for loss and 17.5 sacks in 30 games. 

In 2017, Bosa was the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year and a first-team All-American. 

He was long considered the top prospect in the draft, but the Arizona Cardinals passed on him to select Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray first overall.