Chris Neild Scouting Report
Chris Neild
Chris Neild - West Virginia (HT: 6-1¾ - WT: 319)
Combine 40: 5.12 - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 19 of 55

Positives: Strong lower body... Plays with good leverage... Good initial punch... Gets under blockers' pads... Gets off blocks reasonably well... Active hands... Good swim move... Plays the run well... Space eater... Holds his ground well... Good anchor... Can occupy double teams... Can be difficult to move... Chases the action... Good motor... Works hard... Plays with passion... Mean streak... Team leader... No character issues to speak of... 3-4 NT candidate... Three year starter at NT in West Virginia's 3-3-5 defense... Fits in any scheme... He is a gamer.

Negatives: Not a pass rusher... Not real explosive... Slow foot speed... Shorter than ideal arms... Plays a little too upright at times and can be knocked off balance... On the ground too much... Marginal balance... Lacks good lateral mobility... Plays too upright... Lacks ideal range... Not a playmaker... More of a two-down run stuffer, is not on the field in passing situations... Frame is maxed out.

  130 59 71 11 6 1 1 0 0
2007 West Virginia   13 8 5 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0
2008 West Virginia   47 20 27 1 0 0 0
2009 West Virginia   35 14 21 2 0 0 1 0 0
2010 West Virginia   35 17 18 4 3 0 0 0 0

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