NFL Draft: Scout’s Notebook

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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


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