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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Chris Neild, Washington Redskins, 253rd Pick, 7th Round, 2011 NFL Draft

Neild, Chris West Virginia 6015 319 5.06
Three-year starter. A blue collar worker who sheds quickly and hustles to the ball. Stacks the block in the hole. Can read blocks and has the footwork and feet to get leverage. Good awareness for draws and screens. Reminds us of Kelly Gregg, the Ravens’ nose tackle, when he came out of Oklahoma. Ran a 4.46 20- yard shuttle at the Combine. Always around the ball. Outstanding agility and change of direction. Quick feet. Explosive with quick reactions. Durable to hold up at a tough position. He does a lot of close quarter fighting. Quick to shed and stack. Good balance and upper body strength. Competitor. Good mental alertness to angle and trap blocks. Played nose tackle in a 3-5-3 defensive scheme. Good feel, reach, and react. Eats up blockers. Explosive use of hands – jolt, control, and uses them with authority. Plays with the intensity and desire to make every play. Good effort in downfield pursuit. A good athlete with huge hands. For complete report see Ourlads Guide to the NFL Draft.