Draft Rewind 2011: Nate Solder, New England Patriots

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about NATE SOLDER: Colorado, 6082, 319, 4.96. 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. Productive over career at left tackle. Mobile and rangy when pulling. Can adjust on the run and wall off the run support. Will overextend when run blocking at times, but does not lose his feet. Locks out and drives feet on down blocks. Plays on his feet. OSR:1/49. First round. (A-35 1/2, H-9 3/4, BP-21, 10-1.75).

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