Nick Bosa spoke with media before the NFL Draft and explained why he deleted controversial tweets. USA TODAY Sports

The 40-yard dash, pro day, formal visits, private workouts — these are all things prospects awaiting their futures in the NFL draft typically endure.

Over the past several years, another hurdle, this one more modern, has emerged as an essential in the pre-draft process: the social media purge. Players who have made posts with embarrassing and controversial content, often almost a decade old, can see those messages go public in the weeks, days and even minutes leading up to the draft.

Last year, the night before he was selected No. 10 overall by the Bills

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