As the Denver Broncos continue to prepare for the 2017 NFL Draft, they will be bringing in yet another prospect that they could target with the 20th overall pick. The team hosted Cam Robinson and Christian McCaffrey last week. According to Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post, Garett Bolles will head to Dove Valley this week.
It is no secret that the Broncos are looking to improve along the offensive line. Though the team signed guard Ron Leary and right tackle Menelik Watson in free agency, there is still a gigantic question mark in regards to the left tackle spot. As they haven’t added an experienced left tackle in free agency, many are looking for them to do so in the draft.
The common consensus is that the three top tackle prospects in a relatively weak draft class are: Robinson from Alabama, Wisconsin’s Ryan Ramczyk and Bolles, who played at Utah.
Bolles was named a first-team All-Pac-12 selection in his only season at Utah. Prior to that, the 24-year-old attended Snow College, where he was a two-time junior college All-American.
Before attending college, Bolles went on a mission trip to Colorado Springs. Familiar with the Centennial State, he would welcome a return to Colorado.
“I love Colorado. I have a heart there, because those are the people that I taught on my mission,” Bolles said (via the Denver Post). “So if I end up going there, I’d be just fine.”
Bolles is known for his quickness and a nastiness with which he plays. Some potential concerns are that he only played one season of FBS football and whether or not he has the core strength to to succeed in a power scheme. He also had a troublesome spell as a teenager, which included drug use, suspensions and an arrest for vandalism, but seems to have turned over a new leaf since that time.