Evan Neal
Offensive Line from Alabama 2021 Draft Profile
Evan Neal
Height
6-7
Weight
360 lbs
College
Alabama
Position
OL
Class
Junior
Home town
Okeechobee FL
94/100
Player Rating
1
PositionRank
5.37
FortyYD Time

Evan Neal OL Alabama Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Has the feet to adjust when he anticipates what's coming. Effective trapping and bends at the knees with adequate core strength to absorb the bull rush. Can clear a path at the second level if he hits the target.
  • King-sized tackle with the height and size that cannot be taught. Raw power and natural strength to overwhelm defenders in tight quarters.
  • Lone concern is handling the superquick NFL edge rusher. Foot speed and quickness are very good, but not elite.
  • Has the ability to sink his hips and generate real power with strong hands. Consistently moves defenders back. Grades out extremely well in every aspect of run blocking.
  • If a scout were to draw up a starting NFL left tackle, the picture may look like a lot like Adams. His height, length and athletic build are prototypical for the position that helps protect the blind side of ultra-important starting quarterbacks.
Weaknesses
  • Needs to prove his worth in a straight-ahead running game.
  • Attacks when necessary, though he won't consistently dominate and can lose balance overextending.
  • Susceptible to speed rushers. Has only average quickness off the snap and doesn't possess the acceleration or arm length to corral defenders once they cross his face.
  • Loses leverage battles and plays with high pad level. Can be late off the snap.
  • Heavy-footed with limited lateral quickness. Stiff and looks like he's moving in wet cement in the open field.

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