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The Marty Lounge>*****The Nick Bolton Thread*****
Dante84 07:05 PM 04-30-2021
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Bolton played in all 13 games as a true freshman (22 tackles, one sack) after earning Dallas Morning News first-team all-state honors at Lone Star High School (130 tackles, 16 for loss, five interceptions). He went from promising youngster to SEC star in 2019, earning first-team all-conference honors after leading the league with 8.9 tackles per game (107 total, 7.5 for loss), intercepting two passes and breaking up eight others in 12 starts. He was named second-team Associated Press All-American, first-team All-SEC and a Butkus Award finalist in 2020, leading his defense with 95 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss (including two sacks), while breaking up five passes in 10 starts. Bolton's father, Carlos, played football at Louisiana Tech. -- by Chad Reuter

Overview
When you think about strong, forceful inside linebackers, Bolton is the type of player you might be envisioning. He's going to fall below typical NFL starter standards from a size standpoint, but his rugged frame and forceful demeanor help make up for it. Play recognition and pursuit instincts help carry him to the football and he's a message-sending striker when he gets the runner squared up. He has functional short-area burst between the tackles but will struggle to run down the outside run if he's not close enough to the action. He will need to lean heavier on his instincts to help speed him up because of size and speed limitations. Bolton plays with good field recognition when dropping into zone and has a history of making plays on the football in coverage. He's a three-down linebacker who can make an immediate contribution on special teams and has the potential to become a future starter.
Strengths
  • Very tough with a physical edge.
  • Plays with demeanor teams look for in the middle.
  • Field-savvy with instincts to diagnose misdirection.
  • Identifies and communicates.
  • Heavy hands with good pop to take on blocks.
  • Pursues ball-carrier with patience and leverage.
  • Fluid alterations to his pursuit angles.
  • Excellent feel for attack timing downhill.
  • Meets runners with violent collisions in the hole.
  • Strikes like he's trying to send a message.
  • Great awareness and ballhawking as spot dropper.
  • Has enough man-cover talent to play on all three downs.
  • Thrived on kick- and punt-cover teams early in his career.
Weaknesses
  • Average lateral quickness traps him behind climbing blocks.
  • Inconsistent to strike and separate from blockers.
  • Needs to improve angles to elude box traffic.
  • Might need to take a few more chances as a pro.
  • Top-end speed appears below average.
  • Loses ground when pursuit flows wide.
  • Below-average lateral agility as open-field tackler.
  • Will have to play quicker to deal with NFL slashers.

.@_nickbolton2 gets the call from One Arrowhead Drive �� pic.twitter.com/1XgaCeBy8R

— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 1, 2021

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Kidd Lex 07:09 PM 04-30-2021
How am I supposed to feel? Love the position of need and sounds like bpa
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-King- 07:09 PM 04-30-2021
I don't know much about him but I trust our FO. Middle of our defense should be amazing.
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TribalElder 07:09 PM 04-30-2021
In

he probably in the car on the way to kc right now
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AussieChiefsFan 07:09 PM 04-30-2021
Keen to see him get out on the field!
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Dante84 07:10 PM 04-30-2021
I don't love it, with Jabril Cox available. Meh.

Hope he's a HOF'er. Go Chiefs.
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louie aguiar 07:10 PM 04-30-2021
MIZ
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CupidStunt 07:10 PM 04-30-2021
30 on Daniel Jeremiah's board. Huge need. Amazing kid (watch the feature on him and his family). Went to local school.

A+ pick
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In58men 07:10 PM 04-30-2021
Veach knows
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Hammock Parties 07:11 PM 04-30-2021
Veach building the LB corps.

Bolton, Gay, a MLB to be named later.
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BryanBusby 07:11 PM 04-30-2021
Wasn't on my list, but I understand it.

Get rid of Ben fucking Niemann tomorrow. Please.
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RunKC 07:11 PM 04-30-2021
4.6 40 and 7.40 3 cone

I don’t get this pick
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warpaint* 07:11 PM 04-30-2021
Great player. One of the best LBs I have ever seen at Mizzou.
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YayMike 07:12 PM 04-30-2021
This defense is gonna be NASTY!
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carcosa 07:12 PM 04-30-2021
I celebrate Nick Bolton's entire catalogue!!!!
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Red Dawg 07:12 PM 04-30-2021
Been bitching since we took DJ that we ignore LB on draft day. Gay and Bolton will be good.
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