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Matt Conrath

Matt Conrath - #94 - DE-DT

Height: 6-7 1/2
Weight: 290
Speed: 5.18
Arm: 33 1/8
Hand: 10 1/4
Wingspan: 82 1/8
Birthdate: 08/11/1989
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Grade: 5.10

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/15/2012 Virginia Pro Day 6-7 1/2 290 10 7/8 32 3/4 84 5.18 17 9'3" 28 1/2 4.60 7.29
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-7 1/4 281 10 5/8 33 3/8 81 1/4
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-7 1/8 277 10 1/4 33 1/8 82 1/8 4.85

 

Notes:

Played high school ball at Chicago Catholic League power St. Rita, where he won a football state championship and pitched on the baseball team. Had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder as a senior. Committed to then-head coach Al Groh and the Cavaliers and redshirted in 2007. A 3-4 defensive end, started all 12 games in ’08, recording 35-8-4 with a forced fumble, three pass breakups and a blocked FG attempt. Started 10 games in ’09 and tallied 45-5-2 with three batted passes and a blocked PAT. Sat out against Georgia Tech and Duke while nursing a high right ankle sprain. Moved inside in a 4-3 scheme in ’10 and posted 36-51⁄2-21⁄2 with one forced fumble and a batted pass. In ’11, started all 13 games — the first 12 at DT and at DE in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl — and recorded 66-12-3 with three batted passes, two forced fumbles and three blocked kicks.

Positives:

Fine eyes and instincts — quickly locates the ball and fights through clutter. Good motor, effort and hustle. Flashes a mean streak. Outstanding worker. Highly competitive. 

Negatives:

Tends to play too upright and get hung up on blocks. Naturally outleveraged. Does not play to his size. Marginal anchor strength vs. the double-team. Relies too much on his upper-body strength. Plays out of control.

Summary:

High-motor college defensive tackle who projects best outside in a 3-4 defense in the pros. A developmental five-technique who must prove he can overcome leverage deficiency. 


Matt Conrath's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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