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Thursday, April 28, 2011
Colorado OT Solder to Patriots

By staff

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.