Matt Reynolds Scouting Report

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Matt Reynolds Scouting Report

Position: OT
Conference: Independent
School: BYU Cougars
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #70
Height & Weight: 6'6 - 305 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Fifth Round

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash5.37
Bench press25
Broad jumpDNP

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Matt Reynolds, OT, BYU

Brigham Young Cougars offensive tackle prospect Matt Reynolds is a well-rounded player with starter potential who will find a home early on Day 3 of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Reynolds is a touch undersized and will need to add some weight (especially if a team opts to move him inside). He's a high-character player (like many other BYU guys) and was a team captain for each of the last two seasons.

Known to play through injuries, Reynolds has few inadequacies in his game, but few highlights as well. He uses his hands well in open space by deflecting defenders away from the pocket. Reynolds has limited potential to play left tackle, but could develop over time. If a defender changes direction on him, he too often lunges with his upper body rather than staying nimble on his feet. This balance issue will take time and coaching to correct, but there's no reason to think he can't be coached up.

Reynolds would be best-suited in a zone-blocking scheme where he's not required to drive block since he lacks the lower body strength to really knock guys off the line. He also doesn't have that nasty streak coaches like to see.

The BYU tackle has low-end starter potential in the NFL and could ultimately be asked to move inside if he's able to add useful muscle. Playing on a team that utilizes a lot of zone-blocking could help his longevity as well.

Last Updated Apr-24-2012 by Matt De Lima

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