No. 2 NFL draft pick Nick Bosa says his football family just has ‘good genes’

In 2016, Nick Bosa watched as his older brother and Ohio State teammate, Joey, was picked third overall in the NFL draft by the then-San Diego Chargers. 

Three years later, it was Nick’s turn to hear his name called.

The younger Bosa brother was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the No. 2 pick in the 2019 NFL draft on Thursday night. Had it not been for Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray also being in the draft, Bosa would have had a real chance at being selected first overall. 

The success of the Bosa brothers is no accident. Their father, John, also played a brief stint in the NFL after being selected in the first round of the 1987 draft out of Boston College. While plenty of hard work and dedication goes into becoming a successful athlete, Nick says his family’s success is largely due to “good genes.”

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