Bolts Draft Review
Birmingham Bolts Co-Reporter
According to Bob Gates, director of player personnel,
the Thunderbolts were able to get everyone they wanted
in the first 10 rounds of the draft. With the first
pick they took Casey Weldon to be the quarterback
and then built the defense and the offensive line
in the following rounds. Of the 39 players selected
in the draft and in the territorial protections the
Bolt's took 19 defensive players and 7 offensive linemen.
It appears that they believe the old saying that defense
win championships and that you control the game at
the line of scrimmage.
offensive playmakers chosen were few, only 10, but
most are very good and well known in the Birmingham
area. James Bostic and Curtis Alexander should prove
to be a very good rushing combo. Casey Weldon is a
very good quarterback that many believe can lead the
Bolts to the championship. With good solid receivers
like Quincy Jackson and Stepfret Williams the Thunderbolts
should boast a very balanced and effective offense.
Bolts signed 6 Auburn and 5 Alabama players in the
territorial draft and I believe that most of those
could be starters for the team. With a hometown flavor
that is very talented the Bolts could definitely be
a success story.