Matt Reynolds Scouting Report
Matt Reynolds - BYU (HT: 6-6 - WT: 323)
Positives -- Mature, spent two years on a church mission... Solid athlete... Good strength... Solid pass protector... Ideal size and reasonably long arms... Uses his hands well... Reasonably good agility... Good lateral movement and slide... Very solid blocking range... Redirects well... Possesses a good
anchor and handles bullrushers well... Explosive, good initial burst, fires out of his stance... Good hand punch, can knock defenders back on their heels... Strong hands, controls and steers defenders once locker on... Can turn defender from the action, seals off the inside well... Good run blocker... Flashes good power at POA... Does a nice job drive blocking, plays with very solid leverage... Can get to the second level... Take good angles... Reasonably good flexibility and body control... Breaks down reasonably well and can generally hit moving targets... Physical, good mental and physical toughness, will play hurt.
Negatives -- Can be a bit of a leaner on the move... Doesn't explode into second level blocks but rather just pushes through them... Can be beat by speed... Lateral movement and backpedal gets hurried and awkward versus speed rushers... Inconsistent kick slide, initial kick step can get too wide... Can struggle with quick inside countermoves... Struggles staying in front of quicker pass rushers, lacks the footwork of a blindside Tackle... Best fit is probably at Right Tackle, similar to Cowboy RT Marc Columbo.
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At BYU -- (Official School Bio) 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, USA Today,, 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, 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. 2010: All-MWC First Team... Phil Steele All-MWC First Team... earned letterman honors as a junior... Academic All-MWC... started all 13 games... helped BYU rank No. 3 in MWC and No. 42 nationally averaging 168.1 rushing yards per game... helped BYU rank No. 3 in MWC and No. 34 nationally with 283 first downs... helped BYU rank No. 4 in MWC (No. 1 in MWC games) and No. 21 nationally with 46.2 third-down conversion percentage, including a 12-of-13 (.923) day against CSU... helped BYU rank No. 2 in MWC and No. 15 nationally with 88.0 red zone percentage... helped BYU achieve seven 200-yard rushing games this season, the most for BYU since 2001, including an average of 198.5 yards in eight MWC games... helped BYU hold opponents to zero sacks in four games and two or fewer in 11 games. 2009: All-MWC First Team... College Football News All-Sophomore First Team .. earned letterman honors as a sophomore... Academic All-MWC... started all 13 games on the season, at left tackle... played for an offensive unit that led the conference and ranked No. 17 nationally in passing per game (281.46) and No. 21 in total offense (427.15)... part of a unit that averaged only 1.77 sacks per game... vital part of an offensive line that helped BYU lead the nation with a 55.62 third-down conversion percentage on the season... carried out the team flag prior to the Utah game.