BIO: Two-year starter who moved to center after spending his junior campaign at left guard.
POSITIVES: Explosive interior blocker with limited athleticism. Immediately gets into blocks, effectively works his hands and sets with a wide base. Solid position blocker who makes good use of angles and anchors at the point. Alert, works well with teammates and looks for someone to hit. Gets good fits against linebackers on the second level, sealing them from the action.
NEGATIVES: Lacks the dominant base and has difficulty controlling defenders for any length of time. Does a lot of steering with his hands.
ANALYSIS: A blocker who needs help in the middle of the line rather than the lineman who can handle one-on-one situations, Tidwell-Neal offers growth potential and a feel for blocking. The ability to play several spots up front gives him a chance as a utility blocker in the NFL.