Virginia - Cavaliers
Matt Conrath - #94 - DE-DT
|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|
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.
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