Ben Boulware
Projection
Round 5-6
Grade
C
6.40
Quality Backup

Ben Boulware

Linebacker
Clemson
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 238
  • 40-Yard: 4.77
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Very instinctive player who is highly competitive. Makes plays on effort. Good tackler, aware in coverage. Team leader. Great work habits. Has good strength.

Weak Points

Size, just an average athlete with average speed. Not a very fluid guy and can look mechanical at times. Short arms.

The Way We See It

Boulware is a very good college football player but has limited traits to succeed at the next level. He is short, has just average athleticism and average speed yet he makes plays. High effort over-achiever. Even with ‘Bama's Allen, Foster and Williams on the field, Boulware was arguably the best defensive player on the field in the national title game, at times appearing to know exactly what the Tide was running before the ball was snapped. With kids like this who are so football smart, it's tough to know whether the intangibles are enough to outweigh his limitations. On paper, you say he can't make it, but once he gets to camp he will be tough to run off. Very good special teams potential.