In the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos have selected Utah offensive tackle, Garett Bolles.
Bolles has a rare combination of length (with 34-inch arms), flexibility, and overall athleticism. It's also good information to keep in mind for the rest of the draft; the Broncos could look for a scat-back at some point.
"You can expect a player that has a chip on his shoulder and is ready to go and get work done".
Bolles overcame a wayward time as a teenager to salvage his football future. "What you see isn't what you are going to ultimately get, in my opinion". He transferred to Utah in 2016 and was named first-team All-Pac 12 as the Utes' starting left tackle. With Bolles' help Utah had a top-30 rushing attack.
Bolles hoped that the moment would be a source of inspiration for his young son.
"Excited that Garett Bolles was available for us to take with our first round pick", Broncos GM John Elway tweeted after the pick. As Deion Sanders interviewed Bolles following his selection, he leaned toward the infant and asked: "Does Kingston know that Daddy's rich now?" He overcame tons of personal issues early in life and now he's a top-20 National Football League draft pick. In his face-to-face meeting with the Broncos ahead of the draft, Bolles told the team he considered himself a "snap-to-whistle" player who wouldn't hurt the team's efforts on offense with unnecessary penalties. He was in Philadelphia with Utah coach Kyle Whittingham for the festivities.