Curtis Bolton, OLB-ILB, Oklahoma #18

6003, 218, 4.63

Notes: From Murrieta, CA. Redshirted in 2014. Played in 4 games in 2015. Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams, recorded 11 tackles and 1 TFL in 2016. Played in 4 games and made 5 tackles, before suffering a season-ending ankle injury in 2017. Started all 12 games and racked up 120 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 2 PBU and 2 FR in 2018.

Positives: Quick, fast and explosive with outstanding closing speed. Out-quicks and blows by blockers. Sideline-to-sideline range. Effective inside blitzer. Reads and reacts decisively. Flies to the ball. Excellent inside-out pursuit. Tough and physical. Plays with non-stop motor. Makes plays in the opponent's backfield. Shows good depth on pass drops. Very active and productive.

Negatives: Undersized at the point of attack. Struggles to take on blockers. Still developing feel on pass defense and coverage. Only one year of production.

Summary: Underrated weak-side/inside linebacker prospect in a scheme where he can play off the ball.

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