Slade Bolden

Slade Bolden

Measurements
  • Height
    5110
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    32
  • Weight
    194lbs
  • Arm
    29 3/8
  • Speed
    4.66
WR Combine Averages
  • Height
    6004
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    200lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.51
Scoop Reed - Scout
Slade Bolden
  • Overall Rank
    259
  • Position Rank
    27
  • Position
    WR
  • Age
    23.4 Years
  • Team
    ALABAMA

Stats

Year Games Played Rec Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2019 7 2 34 17.0 0
2020 8 24 270 11.7 1
2021 15 42 408 9.7 3

Build

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

Bolden has limited size and length.but his average frame/durability make him dependable prospect. He suffered no injuries in his four redshirt years at Alabama. His frame gives him versality as a receiver and on special teams. He will need to increase his weight to continue to be durable in the NFL.

  • Size
    4
  • Length
    4
  • Frame/Durability
    5
Grade 4.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Bolden exhibits outstanding toughness in his blocking and route running. He uses his above the line instincts to find openings in the defense that are friendly to the quarterback. Bolden's instincts also show up in his understanding of defenses. Whether he his is running routes or pointing out blitzers his understanding of how the defense is attacking is above the line. Slade's outstanding effort is seen in the variety of blocks that he is asked to execute, his ability to play through man-to-man coverage, and his execution on special teams.

  • Toughness
    8
  • Instincts
    7
  • Effort/Motor
    8
Grade 7.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Bolden has average explosiveness and speed. He is more quick than fast. His above the line body control, change of direction, is seen in his ability to get in and out of his routes. It is also see in his ability to use a variety of releases and stems to create separation. He has above the line play strength is stronger than his frame.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    5
  • Body Control
    7
  • Flexibility/Bend
    7
  • Change of Direction
    7
  • Play Strength
    7
Grade 6.3

Technical

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

Bolden has adequate ball skills has to do with his limited length which decreases his catch radius. Slade is a release and route running technician. He has uses a variety of releases that make up for his average explosiveness and speed. As a route runner he understands his opponent, but even more he understands who he is and what stems he will need to win the route versus that opponent. Bolden has limited run after catch opportunities at Alabama. This was due to his average ability to separate and/or the route concepts. His lack of explosiveness and speed makes him a poor vertical threat. Slade is a outstanding blocker near the core of the formation, on the perimeter, and even down the field.

  • Ball Skills
    6
  • Suddenness
    6
  • Release
    7
  • Route Running
    7
  • Run After Catch
    4
  • Vertical threat
    3
  • Perimeter Blocking
    8
  • Return Ability
    5
Grade 5.8

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?
Slade Bolden's production at Alabama increased every year. He is an undersized receiver who plays fast in and out of his breaks. His average athleticism and size are redeemed by several traits. He is a detailed route running who can use a variety of releases and stems. He is a willing blocker who plays stronger than his frame. His football IQ allows him to anticipate what he will need win each play. He will need to improve his ability to be a vertical threat and make of up for his small catch radius.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • vs Georgia
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • 7 rec 44 yds
  • iconWorst Game
  • @ Miss St.
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • 1 rec 9 yds
Best Trait
Versatility
Pro Comparison
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