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Watch this Lineman Block a Linebacker and Manhandle Him into Eternity

Garrett Bolles will likely be a first round pick in this year's NFL draft. Here's a good reason why.
February 7, 2017, 3:28pm

Watch LT Garrett Bolles pull, locate and drive LB…. To see where they end up you have to see 2nd clip of all 22 pic.twitter.com/JL0yfQiJ8G
— Mike Mayock (@MikeMayock) February 7, 2017

Garrett Bolles is a left tackle from Utah, and he is good enough at that job that he's expected to go somewhere in the first round of this year's NFL draft. After watching exactly 14 seconds of "tape," as the pros say, I feel confident in saying he is the most dynamic left tackle from Utah I have ever seen. Earlier this morning, NFL network analyst Mike Mayock flagged this clip of Bolles playing against Colorado and it is amazing.

Utes ran an option to the right side of the line; they're on their own 25 and there's nothing much extraordinary about the play. Until, that is, Bolles comes all the way over from his position on the left to pick up a Buffaloes linebacker. He proceeds to run him right off the screen. As Mayock notes, you can't even see where they end up until you get the wider, All-22 angle, but at the risk of a spoiler it's pretty far from where they started! Bolles initiates the linebacker right around the line of scrimmage and then proceeds to bullrush him for at least 15 yards, well clear of the actual play. He even picked up another guy in his orbit near the end of the clip. It's hard to say exactly where the two wound up since Mayock stopped recording. It could be the locker room for all we know. Some say they are still going to this day, bull-rushing in tandem across the great plains, unsure of where they're going or what they'll do when they get there.

The actual play resulted in a three-yard gain.