Nate Solder   #76 OT

Height: 6-8   Weight: 320   Age: 30

Born: 4/12/1988 Denver , CO

College: Colorado

Experience: 8th season

High School: Buena Vista HS [Buena Vista, CO]





Draft 2011

Pick No.17

Selected By: New England Patriots

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 17 (17)

Pick Analysis: 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.


Video Playlist

  1. Patriots take Solder No. 17

    Published: April 28, 2011 at 10:02 p.m.

    The New England Patriots select Colorado OT Nate Solder with the 17th overall pick in the 2011 draft.

  2. 2011 Draft Profile - OT Nate Solder, Colorado

    Published: April 8, 2011 at 12:39 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Colorado offensive tackle Nate Solder.

  3. First Draft: Nate Solder

    Published: March 28, 2011 at 07:11 p.m.

    Colorado T Nate Solder talks about his hobbies, competitive streak and career goals.

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