However, doesn't keep his base down through contact, fails to generate a real snap through his hips and struggles to get much movement as an in-line guy. Showcases above-average range on the move and can get out and around on slide down/reach blocks. Looks comfortable at the second level, as well, and can drop his pad level and chop down defenders in space. Now, isn't overly balanced when asked to break down, but works hard to get a piece of his man.
Exhibits a good first step out of his stance in pass protection and does a nice job extending his long arms and dictating to blocks on contact. Has the ability to stick to defenders through the play and can be surprisingly heavy handed at times. Showcases good lateral ability and balance when asked to mirror. Is a natural athlete who can redirect cleanly and looks balanced sliding his feet in space. Really improved his overall pad level off the snap this past season. Does a much better job sitting into his stance, getting his hands on defenders initially off the edge and anchoring on contact. However, lacks the range needed to consistently reach speed off the corner as a tackle and looks limited to a guard-only role.
Impression: Has experience at both guard and tackle, but looks more like a guard to me. Works really hard inside in the run game and has the type of athleticism to mirror in pass protection. Improved his overall bend and leverage out of his stance as a senior and looks like a guy who could mature into a potential starter with some time inside."
Negatives: Not a great athlete. Marginal knee bend and plays high. Waist bends. May not be athletic enough for the NFL tackle position, and may not play with the knee bend and low center of gravity needed to succeed inside. Can be bull rushed. Struggled against elite competition, including Nick Fairley of Auburn.
Positive: Versatile and durable lineman who gets the most from his ability. Intelligent, quickly picks up stunts or twists, and works well with teammates. Stays square, works to bend his knees, and is a solid position blocker who turns opponents from the action. Seals the edge and blocks with good lean. Stays after assignments and works hard to finish.
Negative: Does not get great movement run blocking. Lacks footwork sliding out to protect the edge. Struggles to adjust. Must do a better job getting his hands into defenders and correctly placing them.
Analysis: Boiling has been an important lineman for Georgia the past four seasons and is a solid prospect who can be used at a variety of positions. He's a tough blocker who uses all his assets well and can play a number of offensive line positions."
Negatives: Gets too upright in pass protection and moved off the LOS... Can be beat by good outside speed... Will lean and lunge to make contact on the outside edge... Can be pushed back by a strong bull rusher... Tends to rise up too high as he move through the second level... Looks a little awkward on the move... Lacks the flexibility and body control to cleanly fit on linebackers at the second level... Will overextend and lunge into some blocks on the move... Lacks the lateral range and arm length to play Left Tackle in the NFL."
Strengths: Great size, long and lean body. Has great initial punch at the line of scrimmage, and long arms to keep defenders at bay. He's extremely durable, never missing a game out of 50 in his collegiate career. Can play either tackle or guard position.
Weaknesses: Drop step in pass blocking is a little upright. Has trouble with the edge rush at times. Will also have trouble getting to the edge on pulls and screens. Will never get invited to "Dancing with the Stars."
Projection: Currently projecting Clint to fall off the board around the 4th. Some websites and insiders have this cat going as high as the 2nd round. He definitely has potential to climb the ladder."
Clint Boling is a good natural Croucher with very good Lateral Agility and decent Flanking Speed. He's not particularly Strong or Powerfull, but he's a Scrapper who finishes plays.
He's an O Tackle who would be best served converting to O Guard, putting on about 10 pounds, and getting drafted by a Zone Blocking team.
There are more talented players at O Guard, this year, but none more tenacious: Intangibles go a LONG way in this Great Game, and I believe that Clint Boling is one of those guys with a little bit of talent and a lot of heart who is going to forge an exceptional career.
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