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Is Garett Bolles a top 10 NFL tackle?

According to some he was the NFL’s best last season, but what will we see this year from our starting left tackle?

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One of the biggest plates of crow I’ve eaten recently was regarding our starting left tackle from last year. And I couldn’t help but notice that well-respected Joe Thomas wrote about his list of the best tackles in the NFL without what on paper looked like the NFL’s best from 2020.

I get not having the guy on the list from the angle that we’re talking tackles... there are 64 starters in that regard. So if you are only going to list the top 10, maybe a guy gets missed.

But Bolles last year was supremely improved from what we saw of him in the first few seasons of his career. His footwork was better, he used leverage better, his hand fighting was improved, and most importantly his holding penalties were WAY down.

I get that the whole NFL kind of got a pass last season on holding penalties. But I have been Bolles’ harshest critic and I have no negatives to throw at the guy heading into this season. He looked like a legit tackle who knew what he was doing last season (s/o to Mike Munchak for his coaching here and to Bolles for taking to the coaching).

Thomas missed pretty hard on his top 10 in my books...what does Broncos Country think? Let me know in the comments as I’m curious to hear the consensus on Bolles heading into the 2021 season.

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Is Garett Bolles a top 10 tackle in the NFL?

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