Garett Bolles is living the dream at the 2017 Combine.
The Utah offensive lineman, projected by some to be a Texan with the 25th pick in the Draft, is thrilled to be in Indianapolis with other NFL hopefuls.
"This is a dream come true," Bolles said Thursday. "I remember as a kid watching things like this on TV, watching the guys play on Sundays and now I'm here, about to live my dream. It's an honor and I'm blessed to be here."
A first-team All-Pac 12 left tackle for the Utes in 2016, Bolles said he'd met with the Texans at the Combine, and came away impressed. "They're great people," Bolles said. "They're a great coaching staff, a great organization and I'm just looking forward to seeing what happens in the future."
Bolles is 6-5 and weighed 297 pounds. He also ran the second-fastest 40-yard dash for linemen, taking just 4.95 seconds to do so. Above all else, though, his nastiness in between the lines is one of his main selling points to prospective employers. Bolles also ranks 20th on the Harris 100, which puts him near the top of the offensive line class.
"When I'm on the field, I want to put people in the dirt," Bolles said. "And that's what I'm here for. As an offensive lineman, you want to be the nasty prick that you can be. And whoever's in front of me, I want to drive them and put them in the dirt."
Bolles said he wouldn't mind doing such things at NRG Stadium as a pro.
"If the Texans pick me up, great," Bolles said. "And I'll be more than happy to go down there in Texans, and I'd be honored to play for that organization. But you know, there's 32 teams on draft day and hopefully one of them just falls in love with me."
Bolles will turn 25 in late May. He spent two years at Snow College before transferring to Utah in 2016. Before his time at Snow, he went on a LDS mission trip to Colorado.
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