The Draft is in the books and the dust has settled. But how well did your team do in the first round?
We are taking a look back at every selection in the first round and giving you the lowdown on the pick; Was it a reach? Was it a steal? We’ll tell you and give you the impact for fantasy football….
Pick: 2nd Overall
Player: Nick Bosa
Drafted by: San Francisco 49ers
I love, love, love this pick and the fit for the 49ers. I’ve said this through the whole of the pre draft process that I thought that Nick Bosa was and is the best player available in this draft class and nothing has changed my mind since.
When the regular season was coming to a close, I thought that San Francisco were playing their way out of contention for Bosa with wins against Denver and Seattle. Then Kyler Murray came along and saved their bacon by choosing to play football and the rest is history.
On the field I feel that this is a hand-in-glove fit with what the 49ers want to do in the defensive line. Solomon Thomas just has not cut it in the Bay Area and Bosa coming in is an instant upgrade. It’s a little bit of a shame because Thomas is an ex-top 10 draft pick which is obviously a little bit of a bitter pill to swallow since he’s now on the trade block.
Anyway, back to Bosa… I feel Bosa will work really nicely with recent trade acquisition, Dee Ford, who will be the Leo pass rusher, leaving Bosa to be the more traditional defensive end who both rushes the passer and also sets a strong edge in the run game. It really reminds me of my Los Angeles Chargers with Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa… the 9ers also have DeForest Buckner as their Jerry Tillery in situ already.
I’ve gone on record to say that I think that I think now the 49ers should have their players back to health and with Bosa drafted in, I feel they could be a Superbowl candidate. I expect them to make the playoffs this season and be a threat to whoever they play.
Fantasy Football Impact:
Well, he’s going to help the San Francisco defense get off the field by the way of solid tackling and sacks, get turnovers by way of forcing fumbles and in turn that helps out your offensive players from the 49ers too because they should be on the field more, especially more than last year.