Denver Broncos All-Pro linebacker Von Miller has taken a shine to his team’s 2017 first round pick.
The Denver Broncos selected Utah’s Garett Bolles in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft to be the franchise left tackle of the future. As talented as he is, however, Bolles came with a fair amount of red flags.
He’s a 25-year-old rookie and there’s a reason why. Bolles has a checkered past, similar in many ways to that of Michael Oher, as depicted in the movie The Blind Side. There are some differences between Bolles’ backstory and Oher’s.
Where Oher was dealt a bad hand in life, forcing him to struggle just to get by, Bolles turned to drugs, partying and vandalism, which eventually landed him a short-term stay in jail. Both players were redeemed, in large part due to a foster family stepping in and helping each young man to turn their respective lives around.
This meandering road led Bolles away from football for several years. Once he got his act together — thanks to the Freeman family — he went on to serve an LDS mission in Colorado for two years. Upon his return, he took up football once again and with his life back on track, excelled.
http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1777865-film-room-garett-bolles-v… It wasn’t long before a stint at Snow College morphed into a Division I offer at the University of Utah. Bolles capitalized on his opportunity to play in the PAC-12, serving as the cornerstone on the Utes offensive line, which was one of the top units in the nation.
Following his junior season, Bolles declared for the NFL Draft and here we are. Anyone who knows Bolles has little doubt in…
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