2011 NFL Draft Player Profile | Clint Boling
Boling has played left tackle, right guard, and right tackle. His versatility looks to make him a coveted prospect in the early rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Player Name: Clint Boling
Position: Offensive Tackle/Guard
Height: 6’4 ½
Arm Length: 33 ½
Boling’s intangibles are excellent. He was a team captain, and four year starter at Georgia, making starts at three different positions on the offensive line. He’s a solid athlete with good agility and lateral movement. Boling has good balance and quick feet, and is more of a finesse lineman. Playing in the SEC against top competition helps his stock quite a bit, and his awareness and football IQ is top notch. Has a nice kick slide in pass protection.
He needs to work on his strength. He posted just 28 reps on the bench press at the 2011 Scouting Combine, and he’s not extremely aggressive when run blocking. He lacks a mean streak, and struggles to really hold the point of attack. He isn’t a natural knee bender, and needs to work on staying low off the snap, rather than coming out of his stance to high. Most likely a right tackle or guard at the next level.
With Boling’s versatility and intangibles alone, it’s hard to see him getting out of the third round. Boling should come off the board between picks 50 and 70, as teams like Kansas City, New Orleans, Seattle, Atlanta and Chicago will all take a hard look at him.
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