BIO: Four-year starter and All-Conference selection the past two years. Awarded All-American honors as a senior.
POSITIVES: King-sized athlete who dominates the opposition. Strong at the point, jolts opponents and easily removes them from their angle of attack. Makes effective use of blocking angles, keeps his feet moving throughout the action and slides off the edge. Patient in pass protection, flashes abilities on the second level and looks relatively athletic moving about the field. Possesses long arms and big hands, which he uses effectively.
NEGATIVES: Bends at the waist, lacks balance and seems sluggish at times. Has a long history of back problems, which prevented him from practicing most of his senior season.
ANALYSIS: At the top of his game, McNeill is an awesome talent worthy of a top-10 pick. Concerns about his ailing back are likely to push him into the latter half of round one. A starter and dominant force in the NFL if he stays healthy.