Nick Bosa spoke with media earlier than the NFL Draft and defined why he deleted controversial tweets.
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Evaluation of all 32 first-round picks of the 2019 NFL draft, which kicked off Thursday evening in Nashville:

1. Cardinals — Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma: The rumors, misdirection and assumptions can lastly be put to mattress — after an additional 15 minutes of drama. Murray, who adopted Baker Mayfield to the Heisman Trophy stage, additionally follows him as the highest decide of the NFL draft — the primary time a college has had quarterbacks go No. 1 in back-to-back years. Murray, who handed for four,361 yards and 42 TDs final season whereas operating for 1,001 further yards and 12 scores, ought to be the perfect slot in new Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury’s Air Raid offense and definitely initiatives as a greater match than motionless incumbent Josh Rosen, the Playing cards’ first rounder simply final 12 months. With veteran WR Larry Fitzgerald, second-year slot man Christian Kirk and RB David Johnson, this offense is now seeded with first rate weapons. Might extra be obtained by subsequent buying and selling Rosen? Keep tuned. Enjoyable reality: Murray turns into the primary particular person taken in Spherical 1 of each the NFL and MLB drafts (the Oakland A’s additionally drafted him).

2. 49ers — Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State: He joins his father, uncle and, most lately, older brother Joey as a first-round decide, although Nick now owns the excellence because the highest-drafted of the Bosas. He drops right into a division the place he’ll be chasing Murray, Russell Wilson and fewer fleet Jared Goff. Nevertheless Bosa will not should be a one-man present, becoming a member of a out of the blue formidable Niners entrance that additionally contains new edge fastball Dee Ford and inside wrecking ball DeForest Buckner. Bosa had a modest 17½ sacks in three years for the Buckeyes, restricted by the depth round him early on and a core muscle harm that reduce quick his 2018 junior marketing campaign after three video games. Now healed, he ought to be a really efficient three-down participant who appears to have already picked up fairly a couple of move rush strikes from his brother. San Francisco’s first decide in 4 of the previous 5 drafts has been a D-lineman.

Three. Jets — Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama: Arguably the most effective general participant on this draft, the Crimson Tide star heads to New York after rising as a power in 2018, when he had eight sacks and 19½ tackles for loss. A 6-Three, 303-pounder, Williams posted a tremendous four.83 40 time on the scouting mix, which speaks to the kind of athlete he’s. He joins a protection with DL Leonard Williams, S Jamal Adams and free agent addition LB C.J. Mosley. Each Williamses will likely be counted on to create inside strain for a group that also lacks elite rushers off the sting. However the Jets are out of the blue trying formidable in these new unis and with a 2019 infusion of expertise that additionally contains RB Le’Veon Bell.

four. Raiders — Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson: Welp … Oakland desperately wanted protection and opts for a high-effort, high-character participant who was a key to the Tigers championship groups. Ferrell had 21 sacks over the past two seasons and will likely be instantly tasked to fill the void left by Khalil Mack’s departure in 2018, when the Raiders completed with a league-low 13 sacks. Nevertheless new GM Mike Mayock’s preliminary choice of three Thursday will certainly draw some scrutiny given gamers like Kentucky move rusher Josh Allen and Houston DT Ed Oliver are typically extra extremely regarded.

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