Slade Bolden Speaks on Possible Mac Jones Reunion
Slade Bolden is a very interesting prospect heading into this year's NFL Draft.
Many Alabama fans were surprised to see his name among those that declared, as the 5-foot-11, 194 lb. wideout never solidified himself as a star, but rather a more non-flashy, reliable target.
For Bolden; however, the choice was likely an easy one. In a system where many four and five star prospects were coming for his spot on the team, his draft stock was unlikely to ascend any further with another season at Alabama.
So, looking at the future of his position for the Crimson Tide, Bolden made a business decision and chose to capitalize on his current stock, entering his name into the draft.
With the aforementioned draft just over a month away and the combine kicking off this week, one team in particular seems to be the most obvious fit for the former three-star out of West Monroe, LA: the New England Patriots.
Bolden was asked on Wednesday of the prospect of reuniting with his former teammate, Mac Jones, in New England, saying, "Playing with [Jones] would just be cool. He's a good friend of mine, we have a good connection. It would be an easy transition," Bolden continued, "At the end of the day though, whoever gives me an opportunity, I'll be thankful and take on that opportunity."
The Patriots are a team in desperate need of help at the receiver position, and for a player like Bolden who is in line with several other wide outs that have come through New England, the fit is undeniable.
When asked if he watches the Patriots offense and how they utilize receivers, Bolden responded, "Yeah, especially when Julian Edelman was there. I watched how they used him, and [Alabama] used a lot of their plays. [...] So yeah, on Sundays I definitely try to watch those games."
If Bolden reunites with his former quarterback it would create the third duo of former Bama signal callers and wide outs in the NFL, joining Tua Tagovailoa and Jaylen Waddle and Jalen Hurts and DeVonta Smith.
This year's NFL Draft is scheduled to take place April 28-30 in Las Vegas. Will we see Slade Bolden join forces with Bill Belichick and his former quarterback Mac Jones?