Barely a day ago, CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler was telling us that Utah offensive tackle Garett Bolles was a player who would be selected in Round 1, but really should be a Day 2 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
A day later, with Bolles apparently tearing it up during on-field workouts at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, there is word that Bolles might not make it past the sixth overall pick in the first round.
Word is getting louder the New York Jets really like Garett Bolles/T/Utah pic.twitter.com/GcZok3QVRT— Draft Analyst (@DraftAnalyst1) March 3, 2017
Maybe that is a little over the top, but Tony Pauline has previously written that a good day on Friday could lift Bolles into the top 12.
Here are a few of the tweets listing the work Bolles put in Friday.
Garett Bolles recorded a 9'7" broad jump— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) March 3, 2017
Only 3 OL recorded better jumps since 2006
Top OL 40-yard dashes— John Blair (@nfldraftitwr) March 3, 2017
Aviante Collins 4.81
Garett Bolles 4.95
Jassamen Dunker 4.98
Forrest Lamp 5.00
Danny Isidora 5.03
DION. FREAKING. DAWKINS. (also Garett Bolles is good) https://t.co/aue2opFeYJ— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) March 3, 2017
Bolles, 6-foot-5, 297 pounds with 34-inch arms, and Ryan Ramczyk of Wisconsin are considered the top two offensive tackles in the draft. Friday might have made it more likely that neither play is available to the Giants at No. 23.