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Scouting the NFL Draft: Garett Bolles

The Giants Beat examines one of the top tackle prospects that could be a viable pick for the Giants in the first round.

The New York Giants could be searching for offensive line help this upcoming draft due to their 20th ranked line for the 2016 season, according to profootballfocus.com. One of the top offensive tackles in this 2017 NFL Draft is Utah OT Garrett Brumfield Bolles is a one-year starter for the Swoops after playing two years in Junior College for Snow College. Bolles has been ranked as the second best offensive tackle in this 2017 class. Standing at 6-foot-5 and 297 pounds, this tackle has the NFL size and attitude to become a starter for any team.

Bolles has been ranked so high due to his raw athletic ability and quick footwork. His competition in the PAC 12 was fierce but Bolles was apart of a line that only let up 27 sacks in 2016. The abilities of Bolles can be formed into a future Pro Bowl lineman. His attitude is a bright spot as he has changed his view of life by following his religion and also wanting to put “people in the dirt.” Bolles seems to be no risk outside of football for the Giants if they draft him in April.

No prospect is perfect and Bolles has some flaws. After two years at Snow College, Bolles only has one year of experience in FBS football. When Bolles get his name announced on draft day, he will be 25 years old and with only playing one year of Division l football. Bolles is easily beat by power moves off the line because of his lack of core strength. It seems that Bolles has more growing to do as a football player and may be too risky to draft. Giants may need help on the offensive line but the Utah tackle may not be the quick answer to the offensive line problems in New York. With the 23rd overall pick, the Giants may look somewhere else and settle for a tackle in the later rounds. 


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