NFL Draft: Scout's Notebook

This is NFL Draft Scout's Notebook, where Matt McGuire will list the notes he took while scouting players for the 2011 NFL Draft, 2012 NFL Draft and beyond.
Send Matt an e-mail here:
All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to:

Posted July 18, 2010

Matt Reynolds vs. Oklahoma

Matt Reynolds vs. Oklahoma

1st 0:45 - 3rd down vs. Austin English, slow feet in pass pro, poor kick step

2nd 13:39 - Slow off snap, stone feet, over extends, straight legged-waist bender

2nd 13:14 - feet don't look very quick in slide pass pro

2nd 12:49 - nice power and strength, good job of bending knees; getting lower body into block

2nd 12:13 - false step-overanticipated, doesn't seal off angle, Austin English makes tackle, fails to lock on...poor technician

2nd 11:30 - doesn't use short, choppy steps in pass pro, great job of hand extension and placement vs. English

2nd 10:52 - very poor footwork - crosses over, great awareness on blitzing safety - nice vision

2nd 10:15 - gets way too high and doesn't bend at knees

2nd 6:33 - not very light on his feet

2nd 6:11 - bends at waist way too much, nice tenacity and aggressiveness

2nd 5:10 - slow, doesn't look very athletic

2nd 4:05 - Lacks agility and range in pass protection

2nd 3:33 - good awareness and picks up blitzing nickle, stays too high in pass pro

2nd 1:30 - Play action, locks on, tough to get around his wide body in tight spaces

3rd 14:54 - slow feet, gets unbalanced, way too top heavy and bends at waist, poor technique

3rd 12:33 - poor base and gets knocked off balance by English

3rd 10:20 - vs. Frank Alexander, much better job in pass protection, still gets too high but he had good balance and used his hands well, gave up sack but QBs fault + good coverage

3rd 2:07 - vs. Alexander, gets slapped up and off balance, too high, bad footwork

4th 11:43 - solid footwork and pass protection vs. English

Missing Include

2018 NFL Mock Draft - April 23

2019 NFL Mock Draft - April 6

NFL Picks - Feb. 4

2020 NFL Mock Draft - Jan. 22

NFL Power Rankings - Jan. 15

Fantasy Football Rankings - Sept. 6

2018 NBA Mock Draft - Aug. 23



© 1999-2018 Walter Cherepinsky : all rights reserved
Privacy Policy
2 5 9 df
Google is part of the NESN digital network.


 Now on Twitter: Twitter

Subscribe to the RSS Feed: RSS Feed

Support Walt's Other Site:

Sales Tips and Sales Advice - Tons of sales tips, sales techniques and sales advice, including a Sales Mock Draft: The 32 Worst Things You Can Do in Sales.