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Prospect Profiles: Clint Boling

CLINT BOLING, OL, GEORGIA

Triangle Numbers: 6-4, 305, 5.3

Scouting Reports:

Draft Countdown:

Strengths:
• Pretty athletic with good quickness, agility and balance
• Shows nimble feet to shuffle, slide laterally and mirror
• Technically sound and understands positioning / angles
• Able to pull, work in space and reach the second level
• Tough, intense and plays game with a nasty demeanor
• Smart with great football IQ, instincts and awareness
• Versatile and is capable of playing multiple positions
• A hard worker and team player with leadership skills
• Durable w/ lots of experience versus elite competition

Weaknesses:
• Merely average size w/ short arms and small hands
• Isn’t stout at point of attack and lacks a wide base
• Not a road grader and push in run game is mediocre
• Must hit weight room and work on getting stronger
• Minor off-the-field incident that must be checked out

Sideline Scouting:

Positives: Athletic… Versatile… Reasonably good strength… Very solid pass blocker… Quick pass set… Good short area quickness and footwork… Good length… Solid knee bender… Very solid lateral movement and slide… Redirects reasonably well… Solid short area flexibility and change of direction… Gets good position and seals off the action well… Solid hand placement… Can control his man once locked on… Good run blocker… Can get movement in the running game… Plays with a good low center of gravity… Plays with reasonably good leverage… Solid anchoring strength… Can pull and get to the second level… Does a solid job getting in the way of defenders in space and sealing them from the ball… Steady and reliable… Good motor, stays active until the whistle… Plays with a mean streak… Will get some looks at Right Tackle as well.

Negatives: Gets too upright in pass protection and moved off the LOS… Hands get a little wide at times… Can be beat by good outside speed… Will lean and lunge to make contact on the outside edge… Can be pushed back by a strong bull rusher… Tends to rise up too high as he move through the second level… Looks a little awkward on the move… Lacks the flexibility and body control to cleanly fit on linebackers at the second level… Will overextend and lunge into some blocks on the move… Lacks the lateral range and arm length to play Left Tackle in the NFL.

FF Toolbox:

One of the more experienced players in this year’s draft class, Boling started all four years at Georgia, splitting time at offensive tackle and guard. He will likely line up at guard at the next level, as he makes up for a relative lack of quickness with amazing strength. Boling can be a dominant run blocker, and the Bulldogs ran the ball well in 2010 despite having a bad season overall. They gained 1,854 yards and 455 carries; Washaun Ealey averaged 5.2 yards per carry and Caleb King gained 5.4 yards per run.

Boling has always looked like a third or fourth round selection, but he possibly secured himself a place in the third round with his performance at the Senior Bowl. From Scouts, Inc. after the weekend’s proceedings: “Boling has shown good inline power and nice awareness all week, especially in the open field where he has done a great job of adjusting on the move to cover up targets. He’s made himself some money this week.” Look for him in the third round of the upcoming draft, and a second-round selection is not out of the question if he continues to impress at the NFL Combine

VIDEO:

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GiantsGab Thoughts:

I like Clint Boling. College left tackle, will be a guard in the pros. The Giants need to start thinking about life after Rich Seubert, and while a lot of it is dependent on Will Beatty, getting a guy like Boling in the second or third round is a good way to start. Tough, strong, smart, he can probably start on day one and stay there for 10 years.

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14 Responses to “Prospect Profiles: Clint Boling”

  1. plektor says:

    Do you believe there’s any way we draft 2 O-linemen ?

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