Broncos go offensive line, take Garett Bolles

Bolles was the first offensive lineman to go in the 2017 draft, being selected by Denver. PFF shows what Bolles brings.

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Broncos go offensive line, take Garett Bolles

  • The Denver Broncos selected tackle Garett Bolles with its first-round pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.
  • Bolles is a highly athletic tackle with experience in an outside zone-heavy run-blocking scheme, making him an excellent fit in the Broncos’ similar system.
  • His 84.0 run-blocking grade in 2016 was second-best among the tackle draft class.
  • He has room to improve in pass protection as he allowed 20 total pressures last year for a 96.4 pass-blocking efficiency that ranked 42nd in the draft class.
  • Bolles did not allow a single pressure against bull-rush moves in 2016.
  • Denver’s two tackles penciled in as starter entering the draft, Menelik Watson and Donald Stephenson, ranked 56th and 77th, respectively, in overall grade out of 78 qualifying tackles last season.

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