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Neild helped the West Virginia defense rank first in the Big East and third in the nation in total defense in 2010, proving he can be a capable defensive lineman at the next level. The first-team All-Big East selection notched 35 tackles and a career-high three sacks his senior season, capping a solid collegiate career with the Mountaineers. He started every game for three straight years, playing nearly every defensive snap in the process. Neild finished his career at West Virginia with 130 tackles and six sacks. Neild is best known for being a run-stopper who can plug holes and disrupt backs from hitting their lanes. He's able to disengage from blocks and move outside of the tackles box in pursuit. Neild's size is suited for the NFL and he should fit into a rotation easily. However, Neild isn't a great pass rusher and lacks speed and agility to beat linemen off the snap. He doesn't get into the backfield much, lacking the moves necessary to get to the quarterback quickly. His footwork needs improvement, though his strength can make up for it at times. Neild is viewed as a middle-round pick after an average performance at the combine.