Ryan Clady Scouting Report

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Ryan Clady Scouting Report

Position: OL
Conference: MountainWest
School: Boise State Broncos
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #79
Height & Weight: 6'6 - 317 lbs.
Drafted 1.12 in 2008 by DEN

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Ryan Clady, OL, Boise State

Clady was redshirted in 2004. He earned the starting right tackle position at the beginning of the 2005 season and started eleven of thirteen games. He was voted to several dotcoms' second and third team All American teams. He was moved to the left side before the 2006 campaign, starting all of the team's 13 games. Clady earned First Team All Western Athletic Conference honors following his sophomore season and was also named to the prestigious SI.com Second Team All American squad. In 2007, Clady started all of the games he played at Boise State and was again a first team All-WAC selection and made several First Team All American rosters. Although an underclassman, Clady is an experienced three year started. He is very athletic, with a good frame. Able to get up to his position quickly, he stays low and is able to maintain good leverage by bending his knees well. He also changes directions smoothly and slides well laterally. He plays under control, maintains good balance, and does not over extend his arms. Clady also displays good blitz awareness. He is agile and will be able to perform well at the second level, because he understands angles and positions. Clady is also versatile, being able to play on the left or the right. With very good technique, he does needsto add strength 9especially on his lower body). He also needs to work harder in the weight room, as well as working on his run blocking mechanics. Clady is a top ten talent. Although Jake Long is the top tackle prospect in this year's draft, Clady has the higher pro ceiling. He is a terrific athlete, but is still learning the position. On talent alone, he is above Joe Thomas (last year's top drafted tackle0. A top pick for sure, Clady has the ability to contribute right away. He could anchor an offensive line for years.

Last Updated Jan-27-2008 by Raul Colon

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