Chris Neild might have a crystal ball in his pocket when thinking about his future.
The 2011 NFL Draft selection recently attended the NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy in Louisville, Kentucky, according to the Redskins blog.
The event is for current and former NFL players that allows them to learn from coaches and other staff at whichever level they’d like. The players who attend can also learn about self-marketing and branding, how to network, how to manage contracts and financials and ways to handle the interview process for taking the step into the professional ranks beyond the field.
Since coming into the league, Neild has only been able to find the field for two of his four seasons.
In training camp in 2012, the defensive tackle from West Virginia University tore his right ACL. Then, he tore his left ACL this past preseason.
He played in all 16 games in 2011 as a rookie and tallied 10 total tackles, including 2.0 sacks. In 2013, however, he played in just eight games, recording six tackles and zero sacks.
Neild’s rookie contract is set to expire in March. Though it’s been rumored the Redskins want the big run-stopper back, it looks like Neild may have other plans to continue football from a different point of view