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The Marty Lounge>*****The Nick Bolton Thread*****
Dante84 07:05 PM 04-30-2021
More to come!







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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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RunKC 07:18 PM 04-30-2021
Okay I’m warming up.
Dude has attitude

Welcome to Kansas City, Nick Bolton

pic.twitter.com/27dKgmaYU5

— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) May 1, 2021

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TLO 04-30-2021, 07:19 PM
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TLO 07:19 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by The Franchise:
GAY
Also this
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Bearcrumb 07:21 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by Dante84:
I don't love it, with Jabril Cox available. Meh.

Hope he's a HOF'er. Go Chiefs.
Its a process, your choice to be a fan... :-)
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BigChiefFan 07:21 PM 04-30-2021
They stuck to their draft board and got a hammer at LBer. A lot of people had him rated as a 1st rounder. We added a quality player to the defense and should contribute immediately.
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Molitoth 07:21 PM 04-30-2021
In Veach I trust.
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kccrow 07:21 PM 04-30-2021
Bolton was considered a borderline 1st round player by just about everyone throughout the offseason. In no way do I consider it a bad pick. A+ pickup.
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staylor26 07:21 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by RunKC:
Okay Iím warming up.
Dude has attitude

High highlight reel is full of GL and short yardage stops. Itís crazy.
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KurtCobain 07:21 PM 04-30-2021
Future hall of famer.
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staylor26 07:21 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by kccrow:
Bolton was considered a borderline 1st round player by just about everyone throughout the offseason. In no way do I consider it a bad pick. A+ pickup.
Exactly.
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Rainbarrel 07:22 PM 04-30-2021
When the rest of the AFC West think they're about to crawl out. Knock then back into the shit stained hell they belong in.
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comochiefsfan 07:22 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
I donít know how anybody can not like Bolton.

Not thrilled? I get that, but heís a ****ing animal.
Gay U fans.
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Tribal Warfare 07:23 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by kccrow:
Bolton was considered a borderline 1st round player by just about everyone throughout the offseason. In no way do I consider it a bad pick. A+ pickup.

As it stands as a snap reaction it's C grade for me
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TLO 07:24 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by Tribal Warfare:
As it stands as a snap reaction it's C grade for me
Grading players less than 15 minutes after they're drafted usually works out well.
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Brody Wa 07:24 PM 04-30-2021
Gay and Bolton will be a force to be reckoned with for the next decade or so. Iím in
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notorious 07:26 PM 04-30-2021
Very impressive instincts.

He flows well to the ball and does an excellent job finishing.

I like this pick so far.
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