Nick Bosa goes second overall to the San Francisco 49ers.
Jim McBride's take: If he's healthy (he missed most of the season with a core muscle injury), he will be a terror off the edge for many years. He's explosive and powerful and can also set the edge vs. the run.
Ben Volin's take: The 49ers have invested a lot in their defensive line: three straight first-round picks on Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner, and Solomon Thomas, plus a big trade and new contract for Dee Ford. But you can never have enough pass rushers, and Bosa has the potential to be dominant like his brother Joey.
Quick bio: Nick wasted no time in living up to his lineage, ranking second on a talented Buckeyes squad in sacks with five as a true freshman before exploding as a sophomore for 16 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks, earning him the Big Ten’s Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2017 and an American Football Coaches Association first-team All-American. A core muscle injury suffered against TCU in September abruptly ended Bosa’s 2018 campaign but it is worth recalling how dominant his junior season began. Bosa was leading the Buckeyes with 14 tackles, six tackles for loss, four sacks and two fumble recoveries (including one for a touchdown) before suffering the injury that required surgery and obviously a close check by team doctors at the Combine. By now, the comparisons to Joey were rampant and understandable. The two had virtually identical stats through 30 games with Nick accomplishing his production in roughly 600 fewer snaps. — First Level Media