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. 

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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."

"My mom and dad know how to make 'em," Bosa joked after being drafted. 

He also disclosed the simple advice his older brother gave to him ahead of the big night: appreciate every moment. 

Nick's selection makes the Bosas the second family in NFL history to have a father and two sons chosen in the first round of the NFL draft. The Manning family of Archie, Peyton and Eli were the first to accomplish the improbable feat.

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Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Michigan linebacker Devin Bush walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Louisiana State linebacker Devin White walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Michigan linebacker Devin Bush walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Georgia defensive back DeAndre Baker walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Mississippi wide receiver D.K. Metcalf walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Missouri quarterback Drew Lock walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans cheers ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Fans watch the main stage ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Minnesota Vikings fan Syd Davy cheers ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
A Indianapolis Colts fan cheers ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Georgia defensive back DeAndre Baker walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, right participates in the national anthem with football players ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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