Senior Bowl Buzz: Todd McShay Raves About Former Buff Nate Solder


ESPN Draft Analyst, Todd McShay, has been very impressed with former Colorado Buffalo OT Nate Solder this week at the Senior Bowl. On the other side of the ball, Solder continues to be dominant. The thing that's impressed me is how stong he's been at the point of attack and finishing. We knew about his size and natural feet, and he's been all those things, but he's been nasty this week and it's been good to see. There are no cheap shots, but a couple of times when he could have finished a play a little easier, he just finished the guy. He buried Purdue's Ryan Kerrigan (who has a first-round grade) on Monday, and he went on the second level to pancake Boston College LB Mark Herzlich on one play and Ohio State's Ross Homan on another. His play here is starting to match the size and athleticism we've seen on film, and that hasn't always been the case. For months, we've been talking about an offensive tackle class that has a lot of good players but no one who stood out. Solder is starting to show he's the most complete lineman.