Bubba Bolden

Bubba Bolden

Measurements
  • Height
    6020
  • Hand
    9
  • VJ
  • Weight
    204lbs
  • Arm
    31 3/8
  • Speed
    4.47
S Combine Averages
  • Height
    5117
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    204lbs
  • Arm
    31 3/4
  • Speed
    4.56
Christopher Gonzalez - Scout
Bubba Bolden
  • Overall Rank
    186
  • Position Rank
    14
  • Position
    S
  • Age
    23.1 Years
  • Team
    MIAMI-FL

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles PBUs Yds/Cov Snap Sacks Misc. Stats
2017 13 8 0 3.80 0
2019 5 11 2 0.91 0 1 FF
2020 11 74 4 0.88 1 6.5 TFL, 4 FF
2021 7 42 2 0.47 1 3.5 TFL

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Bubba Bolden displays elite height with adequate weight, has average arm length and hands on a long slender build. Missed last 5 games of his 2021 season due to a shoulder injury. Missed the entire 2019 season due to an achilles injury.

  • Size
    9
  • Length
    7
  • Frame/Durability
    4
Grade 6.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Displays adequate pre snap mental processing, above the line communication while aligning teammates in coverage. Diagnoses run/pass adequately, with patience to allow the play to develop. As a rolled down safety, displays above the line mental processing to work through progression and expand from hook/curl to flat. Shows above the line effort/motor when in pursuit of the ball carrier.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 6.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Bubba Bolden has above the line speed, COD, agility, with outstanding explosiveness and adequate body control. Displays above the line play strength showing willingness to fight off blocks.

  • Explosiveness
    8
  • Speed
    7
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    7
  • Change of Direction
    7
  • Play Strength
    7
Grade 7.0

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

When dropping into coverage exhibits above the line foot speed in his pedal, flexibility in his hips generates more power in his strides. Has adequate range, can play in a variety of coverages, best fit for a Cover 2 scheme allowing him to use his speed from hash to SL. When in off man coverage, shows adequate patience allowing the route to develop, outstanding explosiveness of COD to break at the top of the WRs route to make a play on the ball. When rolled down in run support plays with an edge and willingness to get in hole with his outstanding short yard explosiveness to make a play on the ball carrier. Limited in the open field, will whiff on tackles, limited functional strength to get off blockers.

  • Hip Fluidity
    7
  • Burst to Close
    8
  • Plant and Drive
    4
  • Run Support
    5
  • Cover Ability
    6
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    8
  • Backpedal
    7
  • Ball Skills
    5
Grade 6.3

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Bubba Bolden is a RS Senior who has started 17 of 36 games in his career, missed final 5 games of his 2021 campaign due to a shoulder injury. Four star recruit at S out of Bishop Gorman HS, nationally ranked 59th and 7th at the safety position. Originally committed to the University of Southern California before transferred to Miami in 2019 after facing off the field issues and being removed from the USC roster. Awarded 2020 All-ACC Second Team honors with Miami. A FS you can win with, has the versatility to play in multiple coverages, plays with high level athleticism and IQ which will help him make a NFL roster. Projects early as a developmental FS with success as a ST player. Limited in open space as a tackler and lacks responsibility to be last line of defense.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Michigan St.
  • Sep - 18 - 2021
  • High effort/motor, 10 tackles, 1 TFL
  • iconWorst Game
  • v App State
  • Sep - 11 - 2021
  • Poor eye discipline, allowed receivers behind him
Best Trait
Athletic Ability
Pro Comparison
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