The Kansas City Chiefs have a new linebacker after selecting Missouri LB Nick Bolton in the second round of the 2021 NFL draft.
A two-year starter with the Tigers, Bolton is a fierce and explosive linebacker prospect. He started 22 games over the past two seasons, notching 16.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and 202 total tackles during that span. He also does a great job against the pass with 15 passes defended and two interceptions since 2019.
Bolton is a bit undersized at 5-11 and 237-pounds, but don’t let that fool you, he has the stopping power of a 6-3, 250-pounder. He has a reputation as a leader (2020 team captain) and one of those players who just always manages to be around the football.
Below you’ll find a spattering of highlights from Bolton’s career at Mizzou: