Evan Neal

Pro Day report: Evan Neal “ready to make an impact”

Evan Neal is looking to make an impact during Alabama’s Pro Day

Top tackle prospect Evan Neal ran through a handful of position drills at Alabama’s Pro Day Wednesday.

Then, he told media he’s ready to make “an immediate impact” wherever he’s picked – not just regardless of team but his spot on the offensive line.

You can pretty much plug me in anywhere other than center,” he said. “And I’ll be able to come in and make an impact.”

As is tradition for the Crimson Tide’s must-see Pro Days, all 32 NFL teams showed up for Alabama’s pro day Wednesday.

That included Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy as well as representatives from 30 other teams.

Neal told reporters he has visits scheduled with three teams: the Jaguars, Giants and Jets.

According to Pro Football Focus’ metrics, Neal posted pass protection in 2021, allowing a pressure on just 1.4% of his pass-blocking reps.

His run-blocking grade was a solid 80.4 despite the fact the rest of Alabama’s line was subpar by its usual standards.

As a high schooler, Neal ran a 5.6 in his 40 but like many offensive line prospects, he skipped the drill at this year’s combine.

He reminds some evaluators of a quicker Orlando Brown

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