I think he's a player to keep an eye on.Height: 6-0. Weight: 240.
Projected 40 Time: 4.76.
Projected Round (2017): 3-5.
12/17/16: In 2016, Boulware has 105 tackles nine tackles for a loss, four sacks, one interception, one pass broken up and three forced fumbles. He has some limitations for the NFL.
8/13/16: There has been some hype around Boulware, but sources say they aren't buying it. In preseason study, they say Boulware has not impressed them in terms of his athleticism and speed.
Boulware had 82 tackles with 3.5 sacks, seven passes broken up, three forced fumbles, and two interceptions last year. As a sophomore, he recorded 40 tackles with an interception and a sack.
I've wondered about him too. He's very disruptive and seems to have a nose for the football, but I never hear him mentioned as being a top prospect.
Here's what Walter Football has on him:
I think he's a player to keep an eye on.
But that's the cardinal-rule of scouting; traits > production. Always. Sure, the Zach Thomas' of the world slip through the cracks. But we all know their names, because it happens so rarely.Typical NFL scouts and GMs.
Lets focus it all on measurables and ignore production.
Bouleware is a polarizing prospect. Obviously he's a talented player, but he may never adjust to NFL speed. He doesn't look like the high level athlete that makes up 99% of NFL LBs. But, on tape (especially in the CFPCG) he looked a lot faster and explosive than what I previously thought he was. He showed elite instincts, quick diagnosis, willingness to take on blocks and most importantly, sure tackling.. I think with Bouleware you're looking at a player that's either going to test faster than first glance and creep into late day 1/early 2 and be an absolute steal, or he's going to go the route of the many college thumpers with athletic limitations and struggle to make it in the league.. It's weird but I don't see an inbetween. Either he's Kuechly or he's Scooby.I love the guys energy. He's a winner. His coaches and fellow players seem to love him. He's a guy that I'd love to see in the B&G. He'd be a special teams standout, from what a lot of draft watchers think. Goodness knows we need help all over our special teams play.
Maybe worth a late 4th or 5th round pickup?!?
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Don't call Clemson Tigers linebacker Ben Boulware a dirty player
Ben Boulware*|*Clemson,*ILB*:*2017 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile