Analysis: A closer look at Nate Solder, the newest Patriot
|04.28.11 at 9:58 pm ET|
If the Patriots are going to let Matt Light walk in free agency, Nate Solder is an offensive lineman who should step in and contribute immediately for a line that’s in a state of flux. A First Team All-American, Solder was the first-ever offensive tackle at Colorado to earn consensus All-American honors. He has no injury history and has displayed remarkable durability, as he was on the field for all but two offensive snaps over his final three years at Colorado.
New England offensive line has undergone pretty big changes this offseason ‘ the uncertainty around the future of tackles Light and Nick Kaczur, and the retirement of guard Stephen Neal ‘ and Solder certainly has a chance to step in and contribute immediately. The 6-foot-8, 314-pound Solder and the 6-foot-8, 314-pound Sebastian Vollmer give the Patriots a pair of massive tackles.
Here’s some video from Solder while at Colorado:
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