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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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Prison Bitch 07:55 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by New World Order:
I feel like we got a Derrick Johnsonish Will Franklinishplayer here
Fixed
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Red Dawg 07:56 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by New World Order:
I feel like we got a Derrick Johnsonish player here
Gawd I hope.
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Red Dawg 07:56 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
Fixed
Hell no!
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petegz28 07:56 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
I donít care about the 40 time and other measurables.

Dude FLIES around the field and hits like a ****ing truck.
Bolton is a baller and can cover
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Dunerdr 07:57 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by Red Dawg:
Awwww....it will be ok boo boo.
Cuddle me, dumb fuck?
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TwistedChief 07:58 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
I donít care about the 40 time and other measurables.

Dude FLIES around the field and hits like a fucking truck.
Similar to Gay in that respect but the guy is a lot more polished with a lot more experience and a lot more of a team and defensive leader.

I'm so tired of having the absolute lowest common denominator at LB. Cannot remotely fault Veach for trying to improve a position group that's - OBVIOUSLY - been abysmal at best.
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The Franchise 07:58 PM 04-30-2021
Hopefully this means Hitchens is gone after this year.
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LoneWolf 08:01 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
I donít care about the 40 time and other measurables.

Dude FLIES around the field and hits like a fucking truck.
Slow, drag down tackleróTribal ďKiperĒ Warfare

:-)
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kccrow 08:01 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
I donít care about the 40 time and other measurables.

Dude FLIES around the field and hits like a fucking truck.

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RunKC 08:02 PM 04-30-2021
It was no secret that the biggest weakness on the team was Neimann. In our 2 losses our LB’s could not shoot gaps or do their jobs effectively and it showed.

This team was said be exposed as a finesse team in the SB and Veach took that personally
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RunKC 08:02 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
I donít care about the 40 time and other measurables.

Dude FLIES around the field and hits like a ****ing truck.
His 10 yard time has to be excellent bc heís shooting the gap so quickly for TFLís
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Coach 08:03 PM 04-30-2021

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid says Nick Bolton can play all three LB positions. Reid also said Bolton could project as a Day One contributor.

— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) May 1, 2021


I still think they do this for either a Hitchens replacement or to kick Niemann off of the field.
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MAHOMO 4 LIFE! 08:05 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by Coach:


I still think they do this for either a Hitchens replacement or to kick Niemann off of the field.
You canít cut Hitchens until next season. Iím tired of seeing Niemann play 40% of the defensive snaps a game. Bolton will get those instead
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The Franchise 08:06 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by Coach:


I still think they do this for either a Hitchens replacement or to kick Niemann off of the field.
Heíd fucking better.
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staylor26 08:07 PM 04-30-2021

you say "holy shit" a lot watching nick bolton pic.twitter.com/jDDgeF4Myr

— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) January 11, 2021

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