Starring for St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Nick Bosa was considered one of the top recruits in the nation. He would follow in his brother Joey Bosa's footsteps and commit to play football at Ohio State University.
As a true freshman, Nick Bosa played in all 13 games and recorded 29 tackles with seven (including five sacks) of them being tackles for loss. Nick Bosa emerged as the Buckeyes' starting defensive end in his sophomore season, leading the team in sacks. He was a unanimous First-team All-Big Ten and was the Smith-Brown Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year.
Nick Bosa would only appear in three games as a junior due to undergoing core muscle surgery. After not returning to the team for the remainder of the season, Nick Bosa declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Widely expected to be a top draft pick, Nick Bosa was even in consideration to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
High-motor defensive end prospect possessing NFL play strength on a well-muscled, compact frame. Bosa uses forward lean, smart hands and impressive upper-body power to pry open edges against the run and pass. He can defeat single blocks and fits as an end in both 4-3 and 3-4 fronts with the ability to reduce inside as a rusher. His lack of fluidity in space could prevent him from becoming an elite rusher, but he understands how to play and should become an early starter and future Pro Bowler. (via NFL.com)
Although he did not get drafted with the No. 1 overall pick, Nick Bosa went one pick later and was selected by the San Francisco 49ers. The rookie quickly proved to be a force to be reckoned with, recording three tackles and his first career NFL sack in the 49ers Week 1 win of the 2019 NFL season.
The 49ers defensive star would earn multiple NFC Defensive Player of the Week awards and was the NFC Defensive Player of the Month in October of 2019. He is expected to be named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and should be an elite player for a dominant 49ers defense for years to come.