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With regards to Utah T Garett Bolles, an NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: "You like the up side. Concerned about the package."

A different scout said Bolles is "the most talented of all of them (tackles)," but questions persist. First, there are questions about his playing strength. Second, Bolles will turn 25 in May. Third, his troubled past includes getting kicked out of five schools and arrested for vandalizing a rival school’s field. Fourth, Bolles' score of 9 on the Wonderlic has some questioning whether he can retain an NFL system. Said a third scout: "Tell me how many guys have been first round that are 25 or older? I’ll say this. Teams that have spent time with him, he gets football. Loves it. He’ll give you every ounce of soul, that kid."
Apr 21 - 2:13 PM

Utah T Garett Bolles is visiting the Broncos on Tuesday, according to Mike Klis.

The Broncos have brought in all of the top offensive tackles in a short period of time, specifically Bolles, Ryan Ramczyk and Cam Robinson. The broncos are showing their hand, and the team has an obvious need at left tackle. Bolles would be the perfect fit, but might not be on the board at pick No. 20. Outside of round one, the Broncos could look at Antonio Garcia.
Apr 18 - 8:59 AM

Pro Football Focus compared Utah WR Tim Patrick to former Falcons WR Michael Jenkins.

"Both players can get behind basically any defense with the help of their speed, size and physicality, which gives even bigger cornerbacks a problem," writes the PFF analysis team. The 6-foot-4, 208-pound Patrick did not receive a Combine invite, but showed out at Utah's pro day with a 4.47s 40-yard dash, a 37.5-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-8 broad jump. Noted PFF, "Although Patrick’s route-running skills are limited, his potential in extending the field vertically must intrigue NFL teams." He could potentially see some interest on Day 3 next week. Almost go-time, friends.
Apr 17 - 3:39 PM

Utah T Garett Bolles is visiting the Bills on Friday, according to Adam Caplan.

The Bengals drafted two tackles two years ago in the first and second round, although neither has instilled confidence in the fanbase. The Bengals also let their top two offensive linemen leave in free agency. because of the draft capital used, we would be surprised to see the Bengals take a tackle early in the draft. For better or worse.
Apr 14 - 12:11 PM

Utah T Garett Bolles visited the Bills on Thursday, according to Adam Caplan.

The top 15 is not reserved for only left tackles, as the Titans and Jack Conklin showed last year. The Bills have the left side locked down with Cordy Glenn, but the right tackle spot is a major question. We view Bolles as the top tackle in this class, as he combines athleticism with a finisher's mentality.
Apr 14 - 9:51 AM

Utah T Garett Bolles had an official pre-Draft visit with the Bears earlier this week.

The Draft Analyst website ranks Bolles a the top overall tackle available in the NFL Draft. Bolles figures to hear his name called in the middle of Round 1.
Apr 13 - 1:55 PM

Utah CB Brian Allen attended the Texans' local prospect day on Saturday.

At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds with long arms (34 inches) and big hands (10 3/8), Allen's dimensions fit what every team would like at corner. He's also fast, running the 40-yard dash in 4.48 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine with a 6.64 three-cone drill. Like the Seahawks' Richard Sherman, Allen is a converted receiver. Allen has visited or worked out for seven different organizations thus far.
Apr 11 - 3:50 PM

Utah T Garett Bolles visited the Jaguars last week.

Our own Josh Norris linked the two recently, as the Jaguars have a need for the future (and maybe even present) at the position. Branden Albert has not played a full season in quite some time, plus his contract is without guarantees and he is declining. Bolles makes sense for the Jaguars, but maybe not at No. 4.
Apr 10 - 11:12 AM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline hears that Utah G Isaac Asiata "could jump into the second round as he rises up boards."

Pauline, himself, hits up Asiata with a third-round grade. The analyst views the 6-foot-4, 315-pounder as the No. 4 guard prospect in the 2017 pool. As for which teams might be eyeing Asiata later this month, keep the Dolphins in mind. The three-time All-Pac-12 performer paid Miami a visit on Wednesday.
Apr 6 - 8:06 PM
Sam Tevi - T - Utes

The Houston Texans and Carolina Panthers have scheduled private workouts for Utah T Sam Tevi.

There are questions about Tevi's consistency that figure to prevent him from finding a professional home in the second round, but Round 3 could be his sweet spot. To whit, Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline projected the Panthers to select the 6-foot-5, 311-pounder in the third round. The Saints and Patriots were also sniffing around the Utah standout during his pro day.
Apr 6 - 6:31 PM

Utah T Garrett Bolles has private workouts scheduled with the Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts.

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline with the news, here. He additionally passes along that the Falcons and Buccaneers put Bolles through his workout paces last week. The 6-foot-5, 297-pounder is perhaps the most athletic offensive line prospect in this draft and has upward stock mobility toward a top-10 selection.
Apr 6 - 5:23 PM

The Dolphins hosted Utah G Isaac Asiata for a visit on Wednesday.

The Miami Herald reports that Miami wants to draft a guard to challenge projected starters Jermon Bushrod and Ted Larsen. They could do worse than Asiata, one of the class' best guards and a projected Day 2 pick. He was a three-time All-Pac-12 selection. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Asiata to Jeremiah Poutasi. "Asiata isn't a complete stiff from a movement standpoint, but he loses effectiveness the farther he's asked to travel from his home base," he wrote. "He'll fall off of blocks a little earlier than teams will want, but his ability to generate movement combined with his girthy frame means he could become a starter at either guard or center within a couple of years."
Apr 5 - 4:58 PM

Pro Football Focus compared Utah RB Joe Williams to former Atlanta Falcons RB Jerious Norwood.

Like Williams, the PFF analysis team notes, "Norwood was an excellent athlete who was always a threat to outrun everyone once he could get into the second level and beyond." Norwood eventually washed out of the NFL due to problematic blocking and an inability to create yards beyond those blocked for him. Team fit, believes the outlet, will be of the utmost importance for speedster Williams, as they write that "[i]f he’s paired with a very good offensive line and can get to the second level untouched more frequently, his quickness can turn those [initial gains] into huge runs." At the NFL Scouting Combine, Williams logged the second-fastest times among running backs in both the 40-yard dash (4.41s) and 20-yard shuttle (4.19s). Off-field concerns could scrub him off some boards, but he could potentially see a selection as high as Round 3. An early Day 3 pick might be slightly more realistic.
Mar 30 - 5:16 PM
Sam Tevi - T - Utes

An NFC West area scout said that Utah T Sam Tevi is "just way too inconsistent."

The scout does like what he sees out of Tevi's footwork, so not all is darkness. The 6-foot-5, 311-pounder met with the Saints and Patriots earlier this week and reportedly turned in a solid showing on pro day. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline currently hits Tevi up with a respectable fourth-round grade.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 26 - 1:53 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that a whopping 19 NFL OL coaches attended Utah's pro day on Thursday.

The Jets, Browns, Jaguars and Lions were among that large crew of offensive line coaches. Garrett Bolles was one of the star attractions and did not disappoint. The 6-foot-5, 297-pounder stood by his stellar Combine testing results, but did take part in positional drills, with Pauline writing that he "left no doubt he’s the premiere left tackle in the draft." A first-round lock, Pauline is hearing that he could climb as high as a top-12 selection and that most insiders he has spoken with think that top-20 is pretty much a done deal.
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