Saturday, December 17, 2011
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
MATT RYAN: Boston College, 6046 228 4.94. Two-and-a-half year starter with a record of 24-7 from Exton, PA. Right handed passer. Has the size and arm strength for the position. Plays both in the shotgun and under center. Uses every receiver in offense - backs, tight end, and wide receivers. Usually five receivers are out on patterns. Awareness to throw check down passes to backs. Arm is strong enough to back pedal and still get good velocity on the ball when pocket breaks down. Keeps his eyes down the field. Good vision to locate secondary options. Can thread the ball into a tight and congested window for a completion. Demonstrates the ability to make plays out of the pocket. A better than average athlete that plays in a pro style ball control offense. Good leadership on and off the field. Polished in the pocket. Has a long but quick release. Somewhat of a wind-up. Must be careful not to force the ball into coverage. Threw 19 interceptions in 2007. Can side step a rush. Good enough mobility to make a good play out of bad one. When he decides to run, he runs hard and smart. Good intangibles. Competitive player that is tough and instinctive. Generally steps into his throws if no defender is in his lap. Does a good job of throwing the ball into the middle of the field. Good mechanics. Accurate both short and medium. Placement and timing is good. Was the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year with limited surrounding talent. Has performed in critical situations. Did not play in any All-Star games or work out at the Combine. OSR:11/17. First round. (A-32 5/8, H-9 1/2, SS-4.53, VJ-29).