Photo of Brandon Bolden
Grade
67.2 ?
  • 4.66 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 38.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.96 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.44 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 32 1/4" Arm Length
  • 222LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

It would be easy to dismiss Bolden on character concerns, but looking past those issues leaves you a talented, athletic prospect with early-round potential. Bolden has a slasher-type style and has been productive against top competition for Ole Miss. He has had team suspension issues in the past, and sometimes looks undisciplined in his play. Once he has the ball in his hands, however, he is a smooth and effective runner who is a fourth-round talent capable of breaking a big play on any touch.

Analysis

Strengths

Bolden is a powerful runner who not only can break through arm tackles, but usually will run through the first defender. He is decisive to hit the hole as an inside runner and is patient for his blocks to develop. He can get low and hide behind blockers before sticking his foot in the ground to either move hard laterally or up the field to burst through to the second level. He looks good when initiating a hard drop step to bounce outside, and once there can outrun defenders to the perimeter. Bolden is reliable both in taking care of the ball and gaining yards with power or speed.

Weaknesses

Most concerns about Bolden surround his past suspensions and not his ability to carry the ball. Although he is big and physical, he can look haphazard at times when pass protecting; this facet of his game needs to improve before he sees a lot playing time early in his career.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.