BIO: Led the Seminoles in total tackles as a senior with 111/4/2.5. Finished with 127/4/1 as a junior after moving into the starting lineup as a true sophomore posting 81/6/3. Brother of Ravens linebacker Peter Boulware.
POSITIVES: Explosive linebacker that can play a number of positions on the defense. Fast, goes sideline-to-sideline and displays recovery speed. Breaks down well, bends his knees and rarely off his feet. Takes good angles to the action and cuts-off the flanks. Outstanding in pursuit yet patient and reads the action rather than running around mindlessly. Adequate instincts and lets the action develop before committing to a play. Excels in coverage and effective over the slot receiver.
NEGATIVES: Lacks bulk, playing strength and the ability to shed blocks. Squares and wraps up tackling but has difficulty bringing opposing ball carriers down on initial contact.
ANALYSIS: A top athlete whose game possesses large amounts of explosion, Boulware offers a lot of upside for the future and should just get better as he physically matures. Should be a starting weak-side linebacker midway through his rookie campaign and worthy of being drafted early in the second round.