Biography: Junior totals of 2010 included 56 tackles and two pass defenses. Posted 65 tackles as a sophomore in 2008. Dismissed from the squad prior to the 2011 campaign after being arrested on first-degree robbery and burglary charges. Sat on the sidelines in 2009 with a back injury.
Positives: One-time highly rated prospect whose career has been in flux. Solid defensive back who displays the ability to get outside the numbers and make plays. Works well with cornerbacks, quickly locates the ball and plays with suddenness. Has a physical nature to his game and shows speed in both a straight line and laterally. Solid open-field tackler.
Negatives: Does not always take proper angles to the action. Marginal instincts and awareness in coverage. Late reacting when the ball's in the air.
Analysis: McNeil possesses the physical skills to play in a zone system at the next level but is a prospect whose development has been halted by numerous interruptions. Possesses the underlying skills to make an NFL roster, but he may not even get an invitation to camp this summer.
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