Ben Boulware-LB-Clemson
Size: 6’0 238lbs

Ben Boulware

Strengths:

  • Leadership
  • Physical
  • Hand usage
  • Decent in coverage
  • Special teams player
  • Productive

Analysis: Ben Boulware was the heart and soul of the Clemson Tigers defense that took home the National Championship this past season. He was the team captain and true leader—something that should translate to the NFL. He plays with good balance through contact. Stands in to take on linemen to leverage his run gap. Knows how to utilize hands to keep himself clean. Plays with wide base and choppy, controlled shuffle in his scrape. Tough guy. Good football instincts against the pass. Aware of receivers locations and reads quarterback’s intentions. Credited with 14 passes defensed in his career. Shows ability to make big plays; forced six fumbles and had seven sacks as two-year starter.¬†Competent, productive special teams cover guy his first two seasons at Clemson.

Weaknesses:

  • Plays stiff
  • Short arms
  • Average lateral quickness
  • Heavy feet
  • Undersized

Analysis: Ben Boulware succeeds¬†in the mental part of the game, but he does come with some limitations. He plays with some stiffness and lacks desired burst to the ball. Can be feast or famine with downhill gap shots against run. Has short arms and can be engulfed by size. Eyes will see it, but responsive twitch can be a step slow. Has average lateral quickness and can be a little slow to mirror running back from gap to gap. Heavy feet in change of direction. Doesn’t gain depth quickly in his drops after early bite on play fakes.

NFL Comparison: Tank Carder

Draft Projection: Round 5-7

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