Matt Pryor

TCU
OT

Prospect Info

College
TCU
Hometown
Class
Long Beach, CA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 7"
332 lbs
- -
Hands
- -

Prospect Grade

5.45
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Philadelphia
Eagles
Round 6 ‧ Pick 32
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By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 5-6
NFL Comparison
Jermaine Eluemunor
Overview
Pryor is great big, long-armed blocker who falls in the category of prospect rather than project. His size and length traits along with his ability to play guard or tackle will offer immediate appeal as a potential third-day selection. He's better suited as a drive blocker who is allowed to work inside a smaller radius, but he's not a bad athlete in general. Pryor has dropped about twenty pounds since the end of the year which could help his case for staying at right tackle, but he's more than capable of playing guard if needed.
Strengths
  • Has started at right guard and right tackle and was asked to play both in several games
  • Massive frame that takes time to navigate for defenders
  • Carries weight well with athletically built lower half. Outstanding arm length at almost 36 inches with massive 11.5-inch hands. Fires hands with force and timing, rattling pads and stymying movement once punch is locked out. Pass sets with good base width and ready, inside hands
  • Adequate athletic ability to mirror and redirect to challenge inside counter moves with his feet
  • Effective use of size to engulf stagnant run defenders looking to challenge at the point of attack. People mover with ability to handle himself in one-on-ones and cave in down-blocks. Has potential to become more consistently effective finisher than tape shows. Creates leverage point with upward thrust from low starting position with hands in run game
Weaknesses
  • Came into college at close to 390 pounds and weight maintenance could be future concern. Needs to play with better bend to drop pad level. Struggles to adjust to moving targets when asked to pull or operate in space. Throws entire upper body into punch opening him to quick losses against certified hand fighters. Needs to operate with more patience and less lunge in short yardage run blocking. Doesn't always snatch and sustain with his big, strong hands when it's there for him. Lacks desired reactive athleticism for optimal recovery talent once beaten. Slow to re-activate his feet once he sits down in his punch
  • Could struggle with change of pace rushers at tackle and arm-over specialists at guard. Below average lateral quickness out of his stance allowing defenders access to backside gap
Sources Tell Us

"Talented but he's got the reputation for being a little bit lazy. If you knew he would keep his weight down and take the preparation seriously, I think you would have a pretty good player. You just don't know if he has that kind of football character." - NFC regional scout

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GRADE
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