Former Utah offensive tackle Garett Bolles has seen his life change after being selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos with the No. 20 pick. He will block for former Ute running back Devontae Booker. Bolles was the first offensive lineman taken in the 2017 NFL Draft and will return to where he served his LDS Mission.
Bolles only played one season at Utah, but he made a huge impact up on the hill. With his combination of size and athletic ability, he was able to dominate Pac-12 defenders. He came to Utah as a highly rated junior college prospect from Snow College. He chose to stay home at Utah over offers from many other top programs. In his lone season at Utah, he earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors.
Bolles is now the oldest offensive tackle to be taken in the first round of the NFL draft. He is also the first Ute taken in the first round since Star Lotulelei was selected with pick No. 14 by the Carolina Panthers in the 2013 NFL Draft. He is the first Utah offensive player taken in the first round since quarterback Alex Smith went first overall in 2005.