Photo of Demonte' Bolden
Grade
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  • 5.10 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 31.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 109.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 282LBS. Weight

Overview

Bolden has the size to draw comparisons to former Tennessee standout John Henderson -- a top 10 pick of the Jaguars -- early in his career. Bolden is a much different player, relying on quickness rather than bulk or strength to make plays. A transfer from Hargrave Military Academy, Bolden developed into a strong contributor in only his second season with Tennessee, but wasn't been able to take the big step expected. Quicker than you'd think for a player of his size, Bolden has enough upside to warrant a second-day selection, but he might be a year or more away from contributing in the pros.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Rare size potential with a frame capable of handling at least another 10-15 pounds. ... Intriguing all-around athlete. ... Flashes good initial quickness and flexibility to re-direct. ... Quick hands and feet. ... Rare straight-line speed for the position. ... Intriguing upside. Negatives: Not the sum of his parts. ... Struggles with leverage. ... Frequently comes off the snap too high and lacks the leg drive to hold up at the point of attack. ... Flashes initial quickness off the snap, but lacks the upper-body strength to disengage. ... Flashes lateral quickness, but is slow to find the ball. ... Overaggressive. ... Doesn't feel the trap block and attacks upfield. ... Doesn't use his length as an advantage against the pass, rarely getting his arms up into the passing lanes. ... Low test scores. ... May struggle with a complicated playbook.
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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.
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