NFL Draft Late Round Steal: Omar Bolden

Arizona State's defense was not all about linebacker Vontaze Burfict and no one else. There was a cornerback named Omar Bolden who shined on that team as well as the demonstrative Burfict. Bolden is not a name that will excite many "draft-niks" but he is a guy who could end up a late-round steal for some NFL team, so why not the Baltimore Ravens?

Bolden was originally projected as a 5th-6th round draft pick by NFL Draft Scout, but his work so far at the NFL Scouting Combine might have lowered the round he will ultimately be selected in. Bolden put up the most 225 pound bench presses of any DB with 24 repetitions. That's more reps than either Wisconsin center Peter Konz (18), Ohio State LT Mike Adams (19), Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower (22) and Syracuse DL Chandler Jones (22).

Unfortunately, the big issue is that Bolden tore his ACL in spring practice prior to the 2011 season. He was one of four unanimous selections as All-PAC Ten in 2010 and is reputed to be a solid corner in man coverage, as he is a physical hitter due to his size (5'10" and 202 pounds). His 40-yard dash as well as his school's Pro Day will go a long way to determining the value of going out on the limb and coming up with a possible draft day steal.

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