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Nate Solder

Nate Solder
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Offensive Tackle

Colorado


College Position: Offensive Tackle
School: Colorado
Grade: Junior
Height: 6-9
Weight: 315
Birthdate: 04-12-1988
Draft Projection: Late First
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Offensive Tackle (5)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the New England Patriots in the 1st round with the #17 pick.
The Patriots make Solder the second tackle to come off the board, selecting the former tight end at No. 17. Solder needs a little work technique-wise, but he has wonderful upside and fills a big need for the Patriots down the line at the left tackle spot protecting Tom Brady's blind side.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • High upside left tackle prospect
  • Rare athleticism for a left tackle
  • Ideal size at 6'9, 315 lbs - long arms
  • Nimble feet to mirror pass rushers
  • Hard worker with strong intangibles
  • Gets to the 2nd level as a run blocker
  • Strong character and work ethic
  • Colorado lists him as having 7% body fat a 4.88 40 and 32" vertical
  • Colorado website lists him as having allowed just 7 pressures the past two seasons
  

Weaknesses

  • Converted tight end who is still learning how to play tackle
  • Talented but raw technically - just two years as a linemen
  • Does not utilize his long arms to his advantage
  • Needs to sustain his blocks
  • Struggles with blocks to his right side
  • Average run blocker - does not get a lot of push and struggles to locate his man at times
  • High upside but will need time to develop
  • Needs to get stronger especially in the lower body
  • At Senior Bowl it was clear he is more natural to the left side, struggled with technique on the right side

News

2011 NFL Draft Recap: AFC East Grades - May 10 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft: Jared Counterman's Winners and Losers - May 3 (Jared Counterman)
Chris Maier's 2011 NFL Draft Winners and Losers - May 3 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft: The Ten Biggest Headscratchers of Days One and Two - Apr 30 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Draft: Day One Winners, Losers and More - Apr 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft: Fran Duffy's Final Mock Draft - Apr 28 (Fran Duffy)
Six Bold Predictions for the First Round of the 2011 NFL Draft - Apr 27 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: All In or Fold? - Apr 27 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft Spotlight: OT David Mims, Virginia Union - Apr 19 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Offensive Tackle - Apr 13 (Jared Counterman)
10 Players Likely To Be Overdrafted In the 2011 NFL Draft - Apr 6 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Pick Analysis: Which Positions Provide the Best Value - Mar 17 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Scouting Combine: Who and What To Watch - Feb 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 Scouting Combine: The Underwear Olympians - Offense - Feb 16 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Report Card: Winners and Losers and Game Evaluation (Doug Lancy) - Jan 29 (Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl Report Card: Recapping the Weeks Top Stories Includes Stock Up/Down (Chris Maier) - Jan 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: Walkthrough Notes - Jan 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day Four - Jan 27 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day Three - Jan 26 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: Player/Team Observations - Jan 25 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day Two - Jan 25 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Team Heights Weights and More - Jan 24 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Preview: Who and What to Watch - Jan 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Christmas Edition (2 Rounds) - Dec 30 (Chris Maier)
Top 5 Risers in the 2011 NFL Draft - Nov 29 (Dan Wernery)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Thanksgiving Edition - Nov 25 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Early Season Edition - Oct 13 (Chris Maier)

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