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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Nate Solder, 17th Pick 1st Round 2011 NFL Draft

Solder, Nate Colorado 6082 319 4.96

New England Patriots

Three-year starter. Moved from tight end to tackle the spring
of 2008. A good athlete who can lock out and shock a defender
in pass protection. Has a 32-inch vertical jump. Has quickness
and functional strength. Easy light feet to slide laterally and
adjust his block to a speed rusher. He can block the edge.
Dominated Texas A&M pass rusher, Von Miller, in their head to
head match up. Good body control and balance. Sudden to redirect.
Knows how to use his long arms. Patient - lets the pass rusher
come to him. Plays with natural knee bend. Can handle a
defender’s spin move with foot quickness and balance. Uses
good footwork to gain depth. Shows the ability to adjust and
block different looks. Position wall off in the run game.
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