Photo of Matt Patchan
Grade
4.9 ?
  • 4.97 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.5 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'6" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 302LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Started in 21 of 40 career games played. Transferred to Boston College in 2013 after starting college career at Florida. 2013: Second-team All-ACC pick after starting in all 13 games at left tackle. Blocked for Andre Williams, who ran for 2,177 yards. 2012: Missed season due to pectoral injury suffered in summer camp. 2011: Played in 12 games, starting the final seven at right tackle. He was sidelined for the Gator Bowl against Ohio State with a back injury. 2010: Missed season due ACL injury from 2009. 2009: Played in first four games on offensive line before tearing his ACL. 2008: Played in 11 games on the defensive line as a true freshman before suffering a leg injury. Was not able to play in BCS Championship Game due to injury. Misc.: Father, David, was an offensive tackle at the University of Miami from 1983-87 and a third-round pick (64th overall) of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1988 but never appeared in an NFL game. Patchan transferred to Boston College, where his old position coach at Florida, Steve Addazio, is the head coach.

Analysis

Strengths

Fires out of his stance. Effective with an angle. Good foot speed when asked to pull or get to the second level. Functional kick-slide. Flashes a strong punch. Aggressive and competitive. Has tools to work with.

Weaknesses

Short arms. Lacks ideal bulk and core strength -- lengthy injury history has stunted physical development. Gets walked back. Limited hip snap -- does not generate power. Hand use needs work. Inconsistent leverage. Bends at the waist. Balance issues. Inconsistent body control on the move -- struggles to connect and sustain. Has underachiever traits and thinks he’s better than he is.

Bottom Line

A Florida transfer, Patchan’s lone season at BC was the first of his career in which he was a healthy, full-time starter. He’s a tall, stiff, linear, zone blocker whose relatively short wingspan dictates a shift to guard, though he isn’t ideally suited for the interior given his core strength deficiency and wobbly base. Practice-squad candidate who must dedicate himself to the weight room and the practice field and tap into the raw ability that made him a highly sought after recruit in order to have longevity.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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