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Matt Tennant (C)
  • Height:
    6'5"
  • Weight:
    300 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/2 in.
  • College:
    Boston College
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: New Orleans Saints
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 27 (158)
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Overview

Tennant is a three-year starter for the Eagles that has become an excellent technician that knows angles and how to use his hands to control and steer opponents. He is quick into blocks after the exchange and does a good job of moving his feet and adjusting to movement but lacks the raw power and lower body strength to dominate like the elite centers. He does a good job of finishing his blocks off when he can and goes from snap to whistle. He still needs to fill out his frame but will probably never be an overpowering blocker at the next level.


Strengths

Tennant possesses a nice blend of size and athleticism. Displays impressive initial quickness and agility to reach his blocks at the second level. Is a real technician with great field awareness. Exhibits good hand use and gets his arms extended and locked. Body control and balance are also impressive.

Weaknesses

Has a good frame but lacks good bulk for the position. Does not possess the power to consistently deal with the bull rush when pass blocking or blow interior lineman off the ball in the running game. Is not a great knee bender.

Grade

2.4

 
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