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Matt Kalil

Matt Kalil - #75 - OT

Height: 6-6 5/8
Weight: 306
Speed: 4.99
Arm: 34 1/2
Hand: 10 3/8
Wingspan: 81 3/8
Birthdate: 07/06/1989
Hometown: Corona, CA
Grade: 6.75

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/07/2012 USC Pro Day 6-6 5/8 308 10 3/8 34 5/8 80 1/8
02/29/2012 Combine 6-6 5/8 306 10 3/8 34 1/2 81 3/8 5.00 30 27 4.65 7.33
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-6 1/2 295 5.10

 

Notes:

Last name is pronounced “kuh-LIL.” Father played college football and brother, Ryan, played center at USC (2003-06) and is currently a Pro Bowl center for the Carolina Panthers. The California prep was named a Parade All-American as an offensive and defensive lineman. Redshirted in ’08 and dealt with a sprained knee for part of the season. Saw action in 12 games on special teams and as a backup right tackle in ’09, making one start against Boston College (did not play against Arizona State). Switched to left tackle in ’10 and made all 13 starts. Blocked a point-after try against Notre Dame. Had a standout ’11 campaign, starting all 12 games at left tackle and winning the Pac 12’s Morris Trophy as the top offensive lineman as selected by defensive linemen.

Positives:

Excellent pass protector — assignment-sound and technique-proficient. Well-trained, highly conditioned athlete. Very good arm length to keep rushers at bay. Quick to set and plays with very good balance — makes it look easy. Good functional run blocker — can control and steer defenders. Good eyes and awareness to recognize the blitz. Can strike a moving target and connect on the second and third levels. Outstanding Combine workout, clocked a 40-time of less than five seconds and really stood out in agility drills with times of 4.65 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle and 7.33 seconds in the 3-cone drill — among the best of all offensive linemen. Plus, positional drill work was very crisp. Good work ethic, toughness and intangibles. Has Pro Bowl pedigree. 

Negatives:

Tends to play tall and can be outleveraged and slip off some blocks. Does not play with a lot of power or pop in his hands. Lacks elite left tackle feet — locks his leg in kick slide. Can improve his finishing strength. Is not overly strong or explosive. 

Summary:

Has drawn comparisons to Cleveland Browns 2007 third-overall pick Joe Thomas because of his reliability in pass protection and could prove to be a very dependable left tackle in the pros. Does not “wow” on tape and almost looks more like a right tackle than a left, but consistently finds a way to get the job done and seldom gets beat. 


Matt Kalil'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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