USC - Trojans
Matt Kalil - #75 - OT
|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|
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
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