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Subject: Garett Bolles hasn’t been perfect. But he’s so far
Content: Bolles was an oversized kid with a grit on the field and eagerness off it. He was a father. He was a husband. He was the atypical first-rounder.,Garett Bolles was weeks away from his 25th birthday when the Broncos drafted him 20th overall last spring. With only a year of FBS experience And he was exactly who the Broncos wanted as their left tackle. Authentic Pat Sims Jersey ,  “We just really thought that athletically, the way he plays the game, he was in our mind the best left tackle in the draft, the mentality he brings to the game,” general manager John Elway said then. Bolles, a gentle giant with a mean streak, had no idea what he was in for then. Rookies rarely do, Authentic Randy Bullock Jersey , especially when thrown into the fire as a full-time starter on the offensive line. But in the six months since he held his son, Authentic Trey Hopkins Jersey , Kingston, Authentic Clayton Fejedelem Jersey , on a stage in Philadelphia on draft night, donned his first Broncos hat while being introduced at the team’s training facility, womens Brandon LaFell Jersey , and befriended the team’s star pass-rushers who would test him daily at practice, Bolles has more than earned his keep as a bona fide starter. When Bolles debuted in the Broncos’ opener against the Chargers, Authentic Michael Johnson Jersey , he became the sixth rookie to start at left tackle for Denver since 1968, Authentic Russell Bodine Jersey , when lineups started being tracked. For two seasons the Broncos’ revolving door of tackles has spun with seemingly no end in the wake of Ryan Clady’s knee injury in 2015. Though his career is young, Bolles has provided stability. In four games, womens Pat Sims Jersey , third-most on the line behind center Matt Paradis and right tackle Menelik Watson. Pro Football Focus (PFF) grades Bolles as the 35th-best tackle in the league overall and tied for fourth in run-blocking, he has played 93.2 percent of the offense, which is his strength. “They drafted me for a reason, to come in here and bring something that the O-line was missing,” Bolles said. “They brought in Menelik (Watson) and they brought in Ron Leary, so we just came in here and did what we needed to do.” womens Michael Johnson Jersey ,” he hasn’t been. He was never expected to be in Year 1.,But perfect womens Clayton Fejedelem Jersey ,  “For a young lineman it’s always your assignment,” coach Vance Joseph said. “Fronts move at different pressures. He’s made some error with that, we all have. He’s gotten better with every game we’ve played. Again, it’s a lack of experience sometimes, womens Randy Bullock Jersey , seeing certain twists and certain pressure. As far as blocking his guy one-on-one, womens Trey Hopkins Jersey ,he can do that.” Though the Broncos’ line collectively has struggled with pass protection, Authentic Brandon LaFell Jersey ,Bolles has allowed only one of the 13 sacks on quarterback Trevor Siemian, and 14 total pressures while facing some of the league’s elite rushers. “I think just getting better every week. It’s not just one phase of it. We go against some great pass rushers so he’s kind of learning how to play against each guy, womens Darqueze Dennard Jersey , offensive coordinator Mike McCoy said. “He’s still learning, but he’s really doing a good job.” In his first NFL game, womens Russell Bodine Jersey ,Bolles was tasked with containing Los Angeles Chargers’ Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa. In Week 2, he took on the league’s current sack leader, Dallas’ DeMarcus Lawrence. In Week 3, he faced the Bills’ stout front seven that includes Jerry Hughes and Lorenzo Alexander. And in Week 4, he was introduced to Oakland’s reigning defensive player of the year Khalil Mack. Authentic Darqueze Dennard Jersey ,