Photo of Nate Solder
Grade
7.99 ?
  • 5.05 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.44 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.34 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'8" Height
  • 35 1/2" Arm Length
  • 319LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

Solder is one of the premier left tackle prospects in this class with the size, strength and athleticism needed to succeed on Sundays. Very sound in pass protection, not as susceptible to the bull rush as you might think given his leaner build, just needs to continue to develop his game against complete pass rushers with a vast array of skills and moves. Very complete in the running game as well, firing off the ball, gaining leverage and moving his feet inline and in space. Understands assignments, locates his man at the second level or on the edge and recognizes and reacts to blitz packages. A true first-round talent.

Analysis

Strengths

Solder possesses rare height, and length and impressive mobility. Frame and long arms make him difficult for pass rushers to navigate around and he uses wingspan and hands well to control defenders. Gets off the ball quickly and has good power in the run game. Very comfortable in space. Outstanding awareness.

Weaknesses

Could afford to add some additional bulk to his frame. Needs to watch his balance when facing edge rushers with speed and power moves. Would benefit from becoming a bit more consistent against stunts and twists. Would like to see him play with a mean streak for all four quarters.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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