Friday, March 11, 2011
Look out! Nate Solder is heading your way
By Kevin Seifert
We discussed Colorado offensive tackle Nate Solder last month during the NFL scouting combine, noting his versatility as a left or right tackle could make him a good fit for several NFC North teams. Solder is an athletic 6-foot-8 former tight end who is still growing into his frame, but he sure made a powerful impression during his recent pro day workout.
In this video, you'll see Solder matched up against Matt Russell -- a 37-year-old former Detroit Lions linebacker who is now a scouting executive for the Denver Broncos. Let's just say that Solder got the better of the matchup.
Multiple mock drafts have connected Solder and the Lions. I could also see the Chicago Bears having significant interest. Hopefully their scouts have better luck than Russell.