Garett Bolles, OT
Bolles flashed the potential, athleticism, and pure nastiness needed to be a premier left tackle in the NFL. However, the 2017 first round pick had his struggles in his rookie season. Much of the struggles came from being out of position.
Bolles’ struggles then compounded when he resorted to committing penalties to try and amend his mistakes. Coming into this season Bolles must work on his discipline in order to improve his game.
Bolles has a legitimate shot. One of last years Pro Bowl tackles Donald Penn is rehabbing a Lisfranc injury. If you’ve ever listened to a Bolles interview you know the passion he has for the game, but the passion must translate to the final product. Although he is older than most second year guys, there is still plenty of room to grow.
The main obstacle that will separate Bolles from this year’s Pro Bowl will be the elite pass rushers he’ll face. In the division alone he has to deal with Joey Bosa, Justin Houston, Melvin Ingram, and Khalil Mack alone.
Hopefully going up against Bradley Chubb and Von Miller in practice will prepare him for the season. The tackle position in the AFC is anything but sealed so if Bolles takes that next step he’ll find himself in Orlando.