Colorado OT Solder to Patriots


The third Pac-12 player picked in the NFL draft, though he played in the Big 12 last season, is Colorado OT Nate Solder, tapped 17th by the New England Patriots.

Pac-10 folks recall Solder struggling at Cal this past season, but Solder is a physical specimen who figures to develop into a solid starter.

And the Pats sorta have a good track record in the draft.