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Chris Neild
Round 7, Pick 253
Position: DT
Class:  5Sr
School: West Virginia
Conference: Big East
HT: 6-1.5
WT: 319
40 Time: 5.06
Biography: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors after his senior and junior seasons. Totals last year included 35/4/3 after he had 35 tackles as a junior and 47 as a sophomore.

Positives: "Strong, hard-working defensive tackle who is very tough to move off the point. Possesses good first-step quickness, gets leverage on opponents, and holds the point. Quickly gets his hands up, fights hard on every down, and quick to locate the ball. Adequate change-of-direction skills with the ability to make plays down the line."

Negatives: Plays stiff on occasion. Not a sure-handed wrap-up tackler. Struggles getting off blocks and can be handled by a single opponent.

Analysis: Neild is a workmanlike defensive line prospect who can be used on the inside of a four-man line while also getting looks at nose tackle. He lacks great upside but is a prospect who uses all his assets to a maximum and should be more than competent at the next level.

Projection: 5th
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