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Michael Neal
Round 2, Pick 56
Position: DT
Class: 5Sr
School: Purdue
Conference: Big Ten
HT: 6-3
WT: 294
40 Time: 4.87
Biography: Two-year starter who finished his senior season with 35/11.5/5.5 after 33/10/5.5 as a junior.

Positives: Explosive one gap defensive tackle that makes plays in every direction of the field. Possesses good first step quickness, bends his knees and plays with leverage. Quickly changes direction, fluid out to the flanks and shows a good degree of explosion in his overall game. Plays heads-up football.

Negatives: Easily turned from the point of attack by a single blocker. Average skills against the run.

Analysis: Neal is a solid athlete who makes a large amount of plays behind the line of scrimmage in any direction of the field. He offers ability in a one-gap system potentially as a three-technique lineman.

Projection: 4th
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