2012 Scouting Report: Matt Reynolds, OT, BYU


This is our Matt Reynolds scouting report. Reynolds is an experienced OL for the BYU Cougars who’s draft stock is all over the map. Some view him as a really nice RT prospect in the N.F.L. that should be gone early on day two, others view him as a day early day three prospect who can’t start in the N.F.L.

Read on to find out what Reggie thinks. And be sure to check out all of our other scouting reports on our scouting report page

Measurables

6’5″, 302 pounds, 33.25″ long arms, 9 5/9″ hands

5.37 second forty yard dash, 25 bench press reps

 

Pros:

Mirrors defenders well

Has great work ethic

Blocks until the whistle

Handles Bull Rushes very well

Smart player

Has transformed a lot of fat into muscle this season

Good size

Cons:

25 years old already

Has not played elite competition weekly

Could play with better leverage

Doesn’t look real long, shorter than his listed 6’6?

Right Tackle or Guard only

 

 Player Comparison:          Poor Man’s  Logan Mankins

 

Round Projection:            5th round

 

Summary:

Matt Reynolds is a versatile offensive lineman who has two things every lineman need: Size and intelligence.  His footwork has improved every year and borderlines on elite.  He rides his man wide very effectively against speed rushers and can sustain bull rushes very well.  He is a hard worker who does not stop blocking until he hears the whistle.  I think he will be a lineman who starts at RT and eventually moves to LT.  I think his age will keep him from the 1st round but someone will get a steal in the mid to late 2nd Round.  Teams such as New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, New York Giants, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, and New Orleans Saints should target this kid…or young adult I guess.

 Bio:

Summary

An Outland Trophy, Lombardi Award, and All-America candidate, Reynolds enters his senior season as one of the nation’s top lineman after deciding not to enter the 2010 NFL Draft. A left tackle who has started every game of his career, Reynolds has been named a 2011 preseason All-American by ESPN.com, USA Today, CBSCollegeSports.com, Athlon, Lindy’s, Sporting News and Phil Steele, among others, in addition to being listed on the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award Watch Lists. The No. 24 college football player in the country according to Rivals.com, Reynolds also excels in the classroom, having been named a 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award candidate. He received numerous Freshman All-America honors and was a CFN All-Sophomore Team selection in addition to being a two-time first-team all-conference and academic all-conference honoree.

Personal

Parents are Lance and Leslie Reynolds … father, Lance is the associate head football coach at BYU; also a former BYU offensive lineman and NFL player … brothers Lance and Dallas were starting offensive lineman for BYU … returned from a Church mission to Munich, Germany … speaks German … younger brother, Houston, is also a member of BYU’s offensive line … married to wife Brianna … majoring in home and family living … recruited by Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, California, Nebraska, Northwestern, Utah and Oregon.

Video:

AloAloysius on youtube. Visit www.draftbreakdown.com

The only video out there is from 2009 so it’s not that helpful. I’ll post a newer one when it becomes available


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