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What are your sack projections for Nick Bosa in 2019?

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History tells us that the players that are in good surroundings with talent have more than eight

San Francisco 49ers Rookie Camp Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

San Francisco 49ers’ first-round draft pick Nick Bosa easily has one of the most anticipated rookie seasons around the league. Bosa can single-handedly propel the Niners defense to a level it hasn’t been to in years. When you take a player second overall, that’s the expectation. Unlike the last time the 49ers were selected in the top-five, Bosa is universally believed to be a top talent.

Early on during training camp, Bosa is giving the Niners tackles all they can handle. You’re seeing the beat writers that are at practice tweet out how Bosa is getting would-be sacks during team periods. Bosa is going to start. He is going to play a ton. Looking at rookie sack totals over the last five years, is it realistic to say he can surpass any of these guys?

2018-Bradley Chubb-12 sacks

2017-Carl Lawson-8.5 sacks

2016-Joey Bosa-10.5 sacks

2015-Preston Smith-8 sacks

2014-Aaron Donald-9 sacks

Chubb played across from Von Miller. He also had a three-sack game and a couple of two-sack games. All of the players on the list played next to an established pass rusher except for Aaron Donald, which, turns out, he’s pretty good.

This is probably the ballpark for Bosa. Anywhere between 8-12. If Bosa finishes the season with eight sacks that would be incredible for him and the defense. He has a chance to be that good, given his talent and surroundings. If the offense can build leads, he could really inflate his numbers. So, let’s hear your sack projections for Bosa in 2019?

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How many Sacks for Bosa in 2019

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  • 1%
    0-4
    (19 votes)
  • 12%
    5-7
    (178 votes)
  • 59%
    8-12
    (875 votes)
  • 27%
    12+
    (397 votes)
1469 votes total Vote Now