The Texans’ need to add an offensive tackle this offseason has already been well documented. Needless to say, most of the mock drafts over the past few weeks have attempted to fill this gap through the various guises of Taylor Moton, Antonio Garcia or even Cam Robinson. These are all names of various talented offensive linemen, but not included amongst them is the name of following prospective talent who Dan Kadar has slotted to the Texans in his mock draft this week:
25. Houston Texans: Garett Bolles, OT, Utah
Bolles played just one season of FBS football, so teams will have to figure him out as a player with a relatively limited amount of tape. Some may perceive him as being a project.
A project he might well be, but Bolles certainly has the requisite athleticism for a potential left tackle in the NFL. He has smooth and quick feet that allow him to get to the edge quickly and shut down any speed rush attempts. The key for Bolles going forward will be his conditioning and technique. Like Dan points out above, Bolles’ experience at the FBS level is extremely limited. If a team has the time and correct situation to allow him to mature and develop, he could very well prove to be a future long-term left tackle in the NFL.
What say you on the prospect of having this young man as a member of the Houston Texans in the near future?