Matt Kalil Scouting Report

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Matt Kalil Scouting Report

Position: OT
Conference: Pac12
School: USC Trojans
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #75
Height & Weight: 6'7 - 295 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Top 5
Drafted 1.4 in 2012 by MIN

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.99
Bench press30
Vertical jump27.0
Broad jumpDNP
Three-cone drill7.33
20-yard shuttle4.65

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Matt Kalil, OT, USC

Thinking back to the 2011 NFL Draft and OT Tyron Smith, the reason he played right tackle for Southern Cal is because of this guy right here: Matt Kalil. At 6'7" and 295 lbs, Kalil enjoys the height and girth that NFL scouts salivate over when you hear the term "prototypical left tackle." The list of skills he does well heavily outweighs his shortcomings.

Kalil is excellent in run blocking: stays low, great drive blocker, gets his hands in position quickly, hand-punches defensive linemen where he wants them to go. When it comes to playing hard and with a nasty attitude, he brings it every game and every play. As a pass blocker, he moves very well laterally. Quick feet. Can eat up a bull rush with his ability to stay at home, keep his butt behind him and low in order to hold his ground.

The number one offensive line prospect is definitely Kalil. Kalil has a long family history of offensive linemen: his brother Ryan was a second round pick by Carolina in 2007. His father Frank played offensive line in the USFL back in the day. The only knock on Kalil is that he doesn't have that high-ceiling athleticism like his former teammate Smith and he'll need to add a little bit of muscle between now and his NFL playing days begin.

Last Updated Jan-29-2012 by Matt De Lima

3 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round


Posted by:
chefpace 04/26/12 12:11 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

Elite! Starter on day #1. Top 3 overall.

Posted by: 02/21/12 09:03 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

He will definetly be the second guy taken.

Posted by:
BucsFan05 12/25/11 01:11 PM