Originally posted on DraftAce  |  Last updated 11/5/11
Matt Kalil OT USC Ht: 6’7″

Wt: 295

Strengths: Prototypical height. Good overall strength; has a sturdy base to go with a strong upper body. Decent athleticism; looks good pulling to the edge and blocking downfield. Great fundamentals. Quick feet in pass protection; gets into position quickly and holds his ground. Powerful, tough run blocker. NFL bloodlines; brother Ryan is offensive lineman for Panthers, father played in USFL. Weaknesses: Rarely finishes off his blocks in pass protection; has the ability to keep pass rushers at bay, but lacks the strength to finish them off. Athleticism is decent, but isn’t in the same class as some of the elite left tackles in the game. Comments: The only knock against Kalil is that he lacks elite measurables, but he is one of the top prospects in this draft class and should be starting left tackle for the next 10-12 years. He likely won’t stand out in offseason workouts, but his film speaks for itself. His fundamentals are exceptional for a collegiate lineman and he should be able to make a smooth transition to the NFL.

 

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