Coming out of Ohio State, Bosa was projected to be the first overall pick in the draft by a majority of analysts and scouts. Bosa received an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine as one of the top prospects at the draft. He completed all of the required combine drills and positional drills except for the 10 yard and 20 yard split. Bosa met and interviewed with 8 NFL teams at the combine, including the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, New York Giants, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A week before the draft, analysts believed that Bosa would fall in the draft due to his political beliefs and controversial tweets, such as calling Colin Kaepernick a clown, expressing support for Donald Trump, and liking a post with racist and homophobic hashtags. After Bosa deleted and apologized for his tweets, President Trump tweeted to Bosa ". . . always stay true to yourself. "