BIOGRAPHY: Junior-college transfer used in the starting lineup the past two seasons at both tackle and guard.
POSITIVES: Big, powerful blocker who flashes dominance. Quick off the snap, can slide laterally in pass protection, and stays square. Seals defenders from the action with good body positioning, jolts them with terrific hand-punch, and stays with blocks working to finish them. Plays with good lean and makes effective use of angles. Keeps his head on a swivel and helps out teammates.
NEGATIVES: Narrow-based blocker who bends at the waist and lacks balance. Rumbles about the field and not light on his feet.
ANALYSIS: Boatman possesses the size and ability to play at the next level, yet he has not shown enough consistency in his game to warrant a late-round selection. He has practice squad potential and is a developmental project.