The 2021 NFL Draft is now just two weeks away. The three-day event is slated to take place from April 29th-May 1st in Cleveland, Ohio. The draft is always a weekend full of new beginnings and hope for the future. This goes for the members of the incoming draft class, NFL teams and fans alike. Among the highly-touted players in this year’s NFL Draft is linebacker Nick Bolton out of Missouri.
The following is a complete Nick Bolton NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Nick Bolton NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Weight: 232 lbs
College: Missouri Tigers
Nick Bolton 2020 Stats
- Total Tackles: 95
- Solo Tackles: 53
- Tackles for Loss: 8
- Sacks: 4
- Interceptions: 0
- Fumble Recoveries: 1
Nick Bolton Highlights
Nick Bolton Draft Profile
Nick Bolton was the leader of the Missouri Tigers defense during his time in Columbia. Many scouts believe he will be an impact player at the NFL level. A combination of character traits, playing style and physical skills mold Bolton into a likely top-50 draft pick. He has excellent linear explosiveness and works well between the tackles. His physicality is also evident on passing downs, particularly in zone coverage schemes. Needless to say, Bolton can deliver monster hits that make opposing wideouts think twice about working him over the middle of the field.
Bolton will need to improve aspects of his decision-making at the NFL level. He has a tendency to miscalculate angles in pass coverage and also sometimes rushes to shoot a gap for a home run play as opposed to maintaining his position. Speed and agility are also concerns here. Bolton often gets burned in the open field and is particularly susceptible to losing lateral foot races when plays get bounced out wide.
Nick Bolton Draft Projection
All 2021 NFL Draft Projections are taken from the latest CBS NFL Mock Draft by Ryan Wilson.
Nick Bolton is currently projected to be drafted by the Detroit Lions at No. 41 overall. He is the sixth linebacker selected in this mock draft.
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