Last name is pronounced "bo-FELL-ee." Won a pair of state championships and lettered in basketball and baseball as an Iowa prep. Redshirted in 2009. Was a reserve from 2010-11, seeing very limited action in seven games over two seasons. Injuries opened the door at the end of the '12 season when he started the final three games at left guard. Started all 13 games at left guard in '13.
Understands angles and positioning. Can shuffle, slide and mirror defenders in pass protection. Good football intelligence and work habits. Plays hard and competes. The game is important to him. Versatile.
Small-framed with marginal arm length and a narrow base. Average athlete. Sets tall. Not strong or explosive at the point of attack to move defenders. Is late to reach and cut off defenders. Spends too much time on the ground. Overwhelmed by Minnesota DL Ra'Shede Hageman. Only a one-year starter. Bench-pressed 225 pounds only 21 times, the fewest of any guard at the combine.
Priority free agent
Raw, light-framed zone blocker ideally suited for a role as a swing interior backup in a slide-movement protection scheme. Has the smarts and versatility to battle for a roster spot.