Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Ben Boulware

Inside LineBacker
School: Clemson | Conference: ACC
DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.38
Projected Round
6th
Bio: 
Two-year starter named Third Team All-American in 2016 after leading Clemson with 131 tackles, including 11.5 for loss, and recording four sacks. Recipient of the Jack Lambert Award as the nation’s top linebacker. Earned First Team All-ACC honors as a junior when he ranked second on the team with 138 tackles (eight for loss) and three forced fumbles, adding 3.5 sacks and a team-high 29 quarterback pressures.
Pos: 
Tough, nasty run defending linebacker best as a two down defender. Instinctive, fires up the field and stacks well against the run. Forceful on the blitz, sells out to make plays and sacrifices his body to stop ball handlers. Remains disciplined with assignments, shows a good change of direction and pursues well laterally.
Neg: 
Struggles in coverage, does a lot of face guarding and possesses poor ball skills. Lacks lateral speed in pursuit.
Analysis: 
Boulware is a limited athlete yet leads by example and gets the most from his ability. Though he has physical limitations he could be a good addition on the inside of a 34 alignment and special teams.