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National Football League Draft Profile
Nate Solder

TeamNew England (OAK)
Round1
Selection17 (17 overall)
PositionOffensive Tackle
SchoolColorado
YearSR
Born4/12/1988
Height6-8
Weight320
High SchoolBuena Vista (Buena Vista, Colorado)
Named a consensus All-American in 2010... A unanimous First Team All-Big 12 Conference performer as a senior, the league's coaches naming him the Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year... Earned First Team All-Big 12 honors from the league coaches as a junior and was named honorable mention All-Big 12 by the AP...One of three finalists for the Outland Trophy as a senior after playing all 847 offensive snaps for the Buffaloes...Invited to take part in the Senior Bowl after a dominating career at Colorado where he played in 2,540 of a possible 2,542 offensive plays the last three seasons, allowing a mere five sacks during that time...Started career with the Buffs at tight end in 2007, grabbing three passes for 50 yards all against Miami-Ohio, but then moved to tackle heading into sophomore campaign where he immediately stepped into a starting role...Has a huge wingspan which makes it difficult to get around him, even for smaller, faster defenders who might try to take advantage of the fact that he is so large and doesn't get down on their level.


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