- Samuel Rodriguez
Underdogs in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft
Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri- While this draft has big name Linebackers such as Micah Parsons and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, don’t overlook Nick Bolton. A three-year player at the University of Missouri accumulated 149 solo tackles, with 75 assisted. Last season, Bolton racked up 95 total tackles, which included six sacks and one fumble. Bolton excels with his physicality, football IQ, and his zone coverage.
He has a very fast trigger when filling the gaps while doing it fast and hard. While Bolton struggles in man coverage and his tackling form could use some work, he has a very high ceiling and should not be overlooked. Bolton should be able to fit into any defensive scheme on the pro level.
Tamorrion Terry, WR, Florida State- A 6’4 210 Wide Receiver, Tamorrion Terry deserves all of the hype. After a shortened season of only six games for Terry because of knee surgery in mid-October last season, Terry had 289 yards on 23 receptions, along with one touchdown. While having a breakout game against number five ranked Norte Dame, Terry had 146 yards on nine receptions with one touchdown In this draft, the thing that makes Terry standout is his length and athleticism.
He can be an overpowering presence all over the field. Terry does need improvement when it comes to the drops and tracking the ball. Yet the positives he brings to the table, outweigh the negatives. Look for Terry to become a scary sight to cornerbacks in the NFL.
Tommy Tremble, TE, Norte Dame- While having a lot to prove with being a receiving tight end, Tommy Tremble is a great athlete with the ability to learn quick. After spending two seasons at the University of Norte Dame, Tremble racked up 401 yards on 35 receptions, alongside four touchdowns.
Last season Tremble did not have any touchdowns but showed his skill on the pass and run block game. Being a big strong body, Tremble makes a great blocking TE. Tremble has shown flashes of being a good vertical TE as well, being able to create separation down the middle of the field. Since Norte Dame used Tremble more as a blocking back, we have yet to see his full potential downfield. Tremble will be a sleeper pick in this draft. This will give teams who are interested in maybe the 3rd or 4th round a shot at landing Tremble.