2018 NFL Draft

Omar Bolden, CB

School: Arizona State  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Ontario, CA
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 202 lbs.
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04/30/2012 - All that separated fourth-round cornerback Omar Bolden from the upper reaches of the draft was his left knee. In the last three seasons, Bolden missed one year (2011) entirely and most of another (2009) because of injuries to it. A sprained MCL torpedoed his sophomore season three years ago; a torn ACL during last spring's practice brought his college career to a premature end. A torn labrum that necessitated post-season surgery in 2008 only adds to the litany of pain that has dogged Bolden throughout his career. But his talent and potential was undeniable; in his only full season of the last three years (2010, Bolden was a first-team All-Pac 10 cornerback and second-team all-conference returner. The Broncos are banking on 2010 being the norm for Bolden, who missed 21 of Arizona State's 37 games the last three seasons. "We think was a first or a second-round talent, and we were able to get him in the fourth," Elway said. - The Sports Xchange

04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 4/101 -- Omar Bolden, CB/KR, 5-10, 195, Arizona State...The overhaul of the Broncos' secondary continued with the selection of Bolden, who should play in dime packages right away and might also usurp Chris Harris as the nickel back. Bolden also fills a kick-returner hole left by Eddie Royal's departure. COULD SURPRISE: Cornerback Omar Bolden: He tumbled down the draft board after suffering a torn left ACL during spring practice at Arizona State last year. He missed all of 2011, and a previous MCL injury that torpedoed his 2009 campaign raised medical red flags. But if he's healthy, he can contribute in nickel and dime packages and on kickoff returns immediately. - The Sports Xchange

03/17/2012 - Arizona State Pro Day: Scouts on hand for Arizona State's Pro Day workout Friday were greeted with the news that arguably the highest profile player -- quarterback Brock Osweiler --wouldn't be working out. That fact didn't stop a few Sun Devils from turning the heads of scouts. While scouts were disappointed that Osweiler worked out Friday, cornerback Omar Bolden helped prove to scouts that he's recovering from the torn ACL that sidelined him for the entire 2011 season. The 5-10, 202 pound Bolden told reporters following the workout that he was timed at 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash. This number circulated through the internet yesterday. In reality, scouts clocked him in the mid to high 4.5s. Bolden also participated in the three cone (6.91) and short shuttle (4.61) drills. While these aren't very good times, Bolden's game tape prior to the injury is strong enough that some team might be willing to invest a middle round pick on Bolden's burst and acceleration returning fully with more time. The ASU cornerback has already scheduled private workouts with the New England Patriots, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

10/03/2011 - All-Pac-10 CB Omar Bolden, who was thought to be out for the season because of a spring ACL injury, might be able to return Oct. 29 against Colorado after the team's bye week. Coach Dennis Erickson said it would be Bolden's decision based on his comfort level. Bolden considered leaving for the NFL after last season. - The Sports Xchange

08/28/2011 - QUOTE TO NOTE: "At the end of the day, I'm living. I'm breathing. I didn't have to get wheeled off the field. I walked off on my own. Things could always be worse. I'm just thankful I'm still able to be around the team. I can offer advice, and I can bring energy." CB Omar Bolden, in the Arizona Republic, on the ACL injury that likely will keep him out for the entire season. - The Sports Xchange

05/03/2011 - 2011 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY WATCH LIST: Omar Bolden, Arizona State, CB, has been named to the 42-player Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list for the 2011 college football season as selected by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation. Bolden is a 5-10, 195-pound cornerback from Ontario, California, who was a unanimous all-Pacific-10 Conference First-team performer last season when he had 52 tackles, three interceptions and seven passes defended. Bolden suffered a knee injury in spring practice recently and his status for 2011 is not known. - Arizona State football