NU's Netter has grown on and off the field

EVANSTON, Ill. -- As a handful of Northwestern players are expected to be drafted over the next few days, junior left tackle Al Netter is preparing to put himself into that same position next year.

Al Netter is hoping at this time next year to be thinking about the NFL draft.

Netter, who is 6-6, 300 pounds,has started 26 consecutive games for the Wildcats and was recognized as an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media last season. But as Netter approached Northwestern's spring game on Saturday, he understood to get to the next level, he has to improve his work ethic.

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