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Drafted By: Broncos
  • Round 4
  • Pick 6
  • Overall 101

Combine Results

77.0 ?
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Bolden missed his final season at ASU due to a torn ACL, but possesses the size and movement skills to develop into a starting corner as a pro. If Bolden fully returns to health, this could be a terrific sleeper pick for the Broncos.

  • 5'10" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 202LBS. Weight
  • 8 7/8" Hands


Bolden was a productive three-year starter at left corner for Arizona State. He does have health issues, however; he sat out the last eight games of the 2009 season with an injury, then missed time last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. If he can fully recover, the big, athletic defender has second-round value and could start immediately.



Bolden is a superb cover corner capable of playing on an island. He is at his best in bump-and-run coverage but is also effective in a zone scheme, able to trigger his foot and drive to make a play on the ball. He is fast enough for the NFL and has the body control to adjust while covering at full speed.


Bolden has played inconsistently and can get caught looking in the backfield in zone coverage. He is a solid all-around prospect, but worked exclusively outside in college, and might initially have trouble working out of the slot in sub-nickel packages.
Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.