Kyle Shanahan explains why the 49ers passed on DeAndre Hopkins, an AFC star, in the draft.

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Kyle Shanahan explains why the 49ers passed on DeAndre Hopkins, an AFC star, in the draft.

The 49ers skipped the AFC Draft, according to Kyle Shanahan.

Nick Bosa of the San Francisco 49ers and Josh Allen of the Jacksonville Jaguars have a combined 13.5 sacks in 2021.

When both were available to be taken in April 2019, the 49ers and head coach Kyle Shanahan were faced with a slight dilemma.

They not only have similar pass-rushing abilities, but they were also drafted in the same draft class.

Either draft the tenacious, decorated Ohio State edge rusher or the freakishly athletic and versatile defender who wrecked havoc at Kentucky while facing the SEC gauntlet in a three- or two-point stance.

For the first time in their careers, Bosa and Allen will be on the same field when the 49ers take on the Jaguars in Week 10 in North Florida.

Shanahan finally explained why Bosa was taken over the dominating SEC defender to the Bay Area media on Wednesday, November 17th.

Shanahan and the 49ers had high hopes for both players.

One theory is that Bosa was chosen over Allen because of his natural fit as a linebacker while at Kentucky.

The 49ers’ fifth-year head coach, on the other hand, stated that Allen’s film impressed him and the rest of the team.

“With him and the guy we ended up getting Nick, we felt pretty good about the two top pass rushers in the draft,” Shanahan said.

“So we were really high on Josh,” the narrator says, “but we were a little higher on Nick.”

Allen was described by Bleacher Report as a “complete pass rusher” while with the Wildcats.

Kentucky quarterback Josh Allen is a lock for the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, but how far can he go? pic.twitter.comF8tRO6iarE

—Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) on November 17, 2018

He also demonstrated his ability to run with tight ends in the SEC, as shown here:

One of my favorite college football plays is the following:

With TE Jace Sternberger, Kentucky’s Josh Allen is breaking up the pass.

Allen has the best pass-rushing grade in the country, and he’s already dropped into coverage 101 times this season. pic.twitter.comNKl7fldlS2

On the 29th of October, 2018, Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) tweeted:

The Montclair, New Jersey native amassed 31.5 sacks during his career.

Bosa had fewer sacks…

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