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Mike McNeill
Position: TE
Class:  5Sr
School: Nebraska
Conference: Big 12
HT: 6-3.5
WT: 232
40 Time: 4.74
Biography: Posted 21/346/1 as a senior when he was used at receiver. All-Conference the prior season with 28/259/4. Posted career-best numbers of 32/442/6 as a sophomore.

Positives: "Athletic tight end with dependable hands. Fluid releasing off the line, sells routes, and is quick getting to top speed. Runs sharp routes, quickly getting into breaks and staying low on exit. Runs well laterally and makes catches in stride. Nicely adjusts to errant throws, extends his hands, and offers the quarterback a big target. Good eye/hand coordination and looks the pass in. Consistently extends to make the reception away from his frame. Uses his frame to shield away defenders and protect the pass."

Negatives: Gives effort blocking but shows minimal strength at the point of attack and will be overpowered by defenders. Not a true deep threat at tight end that consistently creates mismatches in the secondary.

Analysis: "Prior to moving to receiver last year, McNeill was one of the better pass catching tight ends in the nation. He possesses poor size/speed numbers for the next level but will be a solid number two at his position in a system that consistently puts him in motion and does not make blocking a primary responsibility."

Projection: 6th
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2010 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Average Per Reception Receiving Touchdowns
21 346 16.5 1
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