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Nate Solder - #77 - T

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 8"/ 320 lbs.
Birthday 04/12/1988
Birthplace Denver, CO
College Colorado
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 1st round, 17th pick by Patriots

Patriots No. 4 pick scouting report: RB Stevan Ridley, LSU

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 9:06 p.m. ET
The Patriots took another running back, selecting LSU's Stevan Ridley with the 73rd overall pick.

Patriots trade down, get two picks from Texans

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 8:16 p.m. ET
The Patriots traded their third second-round pick, the 60th pick overall, to the Texans for Houston's third- (73rd) and fifth-round (138th) picks.

Patriots No. 3 pick scouting report: RB Shane Vereen, California

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 7:59 p.m. ET
With their second pick in the second round, the Patriots took California RB Shane Vereen 56th overall.

Patriots No. 2 pick scouting report: CB Ras-I Dowling

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
With the 33rd overall pick, and the first pick of the second round, the Patriots decided to hold onto the pick and select Virginia Tech CB Ras-I Dowling, a big, physical corner.

Patriots No. 1 pick scouting report: OT Nate Solder, Colorado

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
With the 17th overall pick, the Patriots picked a player they hope to be their left tackle of the future, Colorado's Nate Solder.

Patriots finalize preseason schedule

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
The Patriots finalized their 2011 preseason schedule on Friday, and it includes a nationally televised game against the Lions.

Saints trade back into first round for RB Ingram

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:21 p.m. ET
The Saints re-entered the first round of the NFL draft at No. 28, trading with the Patriots to acquire Alabama RB Mark Ingram.

Patriots trade 28th pick to Saints

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:12 p.m. ET
To no one's surprise, the Patriots traded their second first-round pick, the 28th overall selection, to the Saints for New Orleans' second-round pick this year (pick No. 56) and a first-round pick in 2012.

Pats draft for future with Solder

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 10:13 p.m. ET
The Patriots did not draft the best player available, nor did they address the need on defense, but they took a guy who could be the tackle of the future in Nate Solder.

Report: Patriots interested in No. 6 pick

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
The Patriots have interest in trading up to acquire the No. 6 overall pick, currently held by Cleveland, in Thursday's draft, according to The Boston Globe.

Welker's joke falls flat

Posted April 25, 2011 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Patriots WR Wes Welker misfires with comments on the lockout.

Reaction to Patriots' 2011 schedule

Posted April 20, 2011 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
In 2011, the Patriots' schedule will be soft at the beginning and end, but they will face a tough six-game stretch in the middle of the season against five '10 playoff teams.

Teams should mimic Wolf's QB ways

Posted April 19, 2011 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Ron Wolf drafted seven quarterbacks from 1992 to 2000 in his time as Packers general manager. He turned some of them into draft picks in future trades. Current teams should take note.

Parcells on coaching: 'I'm done'

Posted April 18, 2011 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
Bill Parcells told reporters on Monday that his career as an NFL head coach is over.

Bledsoe, Parcells nominated for Patriots Hall of Fame

Posted April 15, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Bill Parcells and Drew Bledsoe join Houston Antwine as the 2011 Patriots Hall of Fame finalists. It's the first year Parcells and Bledsoe are eligible, and Antwine's a three-time finalist.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Sept. 09, 2011
Solder, a first-round draft pick out of Colorado, has been impressive in training camp and preseason for the Patriots. Now, with starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer missing practice again Friday and expected to be sidelined for Monday night's game against the Miami Dolphins, Solder figures to move from his usual left tackle position to the right side.||||||| Solder says he is ready for the challenge, although "I don't know exactly what's been going on with that (Vollmer's injury), but I'm going to play wherever they need me to play."
Posted Aug. 04, 2011
Solder has signed with New England and joined the Patriots at training camp.||||||| Coach Bill Belichick said Thursday that the Solder deal was done and the 319-pound offensive lineman would be practicing with the team in the afternoon. Solder was a first-team All-American last year at Colorado and started in 36 games during his college career, including four as a tight end. He is the last of New England's first six picks to sign.
Posted April 28, 2011
The Patriots used the 17th pick on Thursday night on Nate Solder, a first-team All-America player last year who lined up for every offensive snap for Colorado as a senior. They had taken another 6-foot-8 tackle, Sebastian Vollmer, two years ago and he started every game for them last season. And Matt Light has been the starting left tackle the past 10 seasons.||||||| Solder missed just two snaps in his last three seasons at left tackle where he protected the quarterback's blind side. He never played the right side in college, and coach Bill Belichick said he will be a left tackle in the NFL. "There's a lot of things he'll have to improve on. He's a smart kid, a hard worker," Belichick said. "For a big guy, he moves very well."

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