Positive: Nice sized lineman with NFL ability. Quickly gets off the snap, gets his hands up, and works them throughout the action. Blocks with good lean, strong at the point, and easily turns defenders off the line. Fights hard throughout the action, effective run blocking and in pass protection.
Negative: Must improve his blocking balance. Lacks top footwork at the left tackle position.
Analysis: Niland comes with a solid overall game and the versatility to line up at several positions on the offensive line. Unlikely to be selected at any point during the draft's seven rounds, he's a practice squad player who could get on a two-deep in a system that does not ask him to block in motion."