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Nick Bosa has cut back his social media activity with one reason in mind: he may join the 49ers.
Ohio State’s star defensive end is considered the top prospect in the NFL draft later this month. He has been widely projected to join the 49ers, which hold the No. 2 overall pick, if the Arizona Cardinals select Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick.
On Twitter, Bosa has supported Donald Trump, calling him the GOAT, liked tweets from Tomi Lahren, and criticized Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the National Anthem as a response to police brutality and racial injustice.
Yet these tweets have been deleted. Why?
“I had to,” he told ESPN’s Kevin Van Valkenburg in a recent story. “There is a chance I might end up in San Francisco.”
Bosa and the 49ers have expressed mutual interest. The sides have met thrice — at Ohio State’s Rose-Bowl practice in January, the NFL Combine in February, and Bosa’s Pro Day last month. Bosa has called 49ers general manager John Lynch a “good dude” and added that he is “excited to get to know that franchise.”
Bosa is already envisioning how he may be perceived among the 49ers fanbase by eliminating past behavior.