clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Utah tackle Garrett Bolles visiting Bills, per report

Might the Bills be looking for a new bookend?

Utah offensive tackle Garrett Bolles is scheduled to visit the Buffalo Bills today, per a report from ESPN reporter Adam Caplan. Bolles, who stands six-foot-five, 297 pounds, is considered one of the top three offensive linemen available in this year’s draft class, and commonly projected in the first round of the draft.

A plus athlete for his position, Bolles can get up to the second level in a hurry or pull across the formation for a lead block. He plays with a mean streak, possessing great torso strength and power in his hands. Bolles is still developing his technique for mirroring pass rushers, and needs to develop a stronger core to help him re-anchor when he loses the initial leverage battle. But he’s a strong run blocker who can turn defenders to the side and widen running lanes.

A troubled teenager, Bolles embraced Mormonism to turn his life around. After a stint in junior college, Bolles transferred to Utah. Though he just finished what would nominally be his junior season, Bolles is overaged due to his Mormon mission, and will be a 25-year-old rookie.

The Bills have now demonstrated interest in three offensive tackles from this draft class: Alabama’s Cam Robinson visited the team earlier this year, and they held a private workout with Villanova’s Brad Seaton. They also privately worked out Kutztown’s Jordan Morgan, although the college left tackle is expected to transition to guard in the pros.

With Bolles visiting the team, we now know of 10 pre-draft visitors to the Bills, two weeks out from the NFL draft:

Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama

Tim Williams, ER, Alabama

Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

Derek Rivers, ER, Youngstown State

Nathan Peterman, QB, Pitt

Nate Hairston, CB, Temple

Tedric Thompson, S, Colorado

Chad Williams, WR, Grambling State

Grover Stewart, DT, Albany State

Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah