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The Marty Lounge>*****The Nick Bolton Thread*****
Dante84 07:05 PM 04-30-2021
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Originally Posted by :
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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DTVietnam 07:12 PM 04-30-2021
I learned to not question Veach

he knows how to get good locker room guys ready to work ..

bye to ben nieman... although with all the hate Ben gets...he came up big in the superbowl ..
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MMXcalibur 07:13 PM 04-30-2021
Any injury history at all on Bolton?
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pugsnotdrugs19 07:13 PM 04-30-2021
Fascinated to see his role. Would guess he’s purely the base WILL and backup to Hitchens and Gay in 2021.

Does this mean Niemann is done? Please
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carcosa 07:13 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by RunKC:
4.6 40 and 7.40 3 cone

I donít get this pick
He's football fast, bich!!!!
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carcosa 07:14 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by DTVietnam:
I learned to not question Veach

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RunKC 07:14 PM 04-30-2021
I am very happy that Neimann is done but I think Spags wants 3 backers but was forced to have 2 in his time here so he probably pushed for this move
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The Franchise 07:15 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by louie aguiar:
MIZ
GAY
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Hammock Parties 07:15 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by RunKC:
4.6 40 and 7.40 3 cone

I donít get this pick
uh not every LB is running in the 4.5s

jesus
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O.city 07:15 PM 04-30-2021
I’d guess the hope is he’s Eric kendricks
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Tribal Warfare 07:15 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by The Franchise:

It goes completely opposite what they look for after what happened with the Speaks bust.
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MahomesMagic 07:15 PM 04-30-2021
They never take the guys I want at lb.

Oh well, hopefully we get someone good with our 2nd 2nd.
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TwistedChief 07:17 PM 04-30-2021
I look forward to the day that he and Gay are ready and our LBers aren't a massive liability.
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staylor26 07:17 PM 04-30-2021
I don’t know how anybody can not like Bolton.

Not thrilled? I get that, but he’s a fucking animal.
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pugsnotdrugs19 07:18 PM 04-30-2021
Well you hope it doesn’t happen, but IF Gay or Hitchens get injured, it’s a pick we are going to be very grateful for
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Red Dawg 07:18 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by MahomesMagic:
They never take the guys I want at lb.

Oh well, hopefully we get someone good with our 2nd 2nd.
They never takes guys anyone wants at LB. DJ was the last.
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