Slade Bolden tours the NFL Scouting Combine, and in a commentary, the former Alabama wide receiver explained which former NFL player he models his game on.
There have been several Alabama-New England Patriots connections over the years, and here’s another one.
Bolden said Julian Edelman, the former Patriots wide receiver known for his midfield catches and early downs, is the player he tries to emulate.
“That’s the easiest answer I’ve had: Julian Edelman, of course,” he said. “Just the way he played the game. How he worked, his mindset just – you can’t keep me, you can’t stop me. I will catch everything. That kind of mentality. I kind of see myself being that kind of person and I try to emulate it as best I can.
Bolden met the Patriots this week in Indianapolis, and he would be the last link between the 2 successful organizations, most recently after Bill O’Brien and Mac Jones last year.
Bolden was asked about reuniting with his good friend and former roommate at Alabama Mac Jones, the Patriots quarterback.
” That would be cool. My thing is, I would play anywhere. Does not matter to me. Just give me an opportunity and I will take it,” he said. “Playing with Mac would be cool. He’s a good friend of mine. We have a good connection. It would be an easy transition, of course. In the end, whoever gives me the opportunity, I’m ready and would be grateful to seize this opportunity.
Slade Bolden of Alabama said he models his game after Julian Edelman. He added that he was close to Mac Jones, who was his college roommate. On top of that, said Bill O’Brien would talk to him about how he used Wes Welker.
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Bolden explained his decision to leave for the NFL.
“My idea was really, I felt like I accomplished a lot in Alabama,” he explained to the NFL Combine on Wednesday, per AL.com. “Three time SEC champion, I was national champion. I felt like I played well on the court when I had the chance too. I felt like it was just my time . »