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#75
Matt Kalil
Team: USC TrojansHeight: 6-7 Born: 7/6/1989
Position: TWeight: 295 Hometown: Corona, CA
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Jr


Scouting Report
Kalil is being labeled as a can't-miss prospect among draft experts, who believe he is one of the best players in the draft and worthy of being selected in the top five - possibly as high as No. 3. There's little reason to believe Kalil won't contribute immediately at the NFL level after starting two years at left tackle for Southern California, dominating defensive linemen seemingly every snap. He demonstrated his stellar skills at the NFL combine, giving teams a better look at what they can expect to see for years to come. Despite his large frame, Kalil ran the 40-yard dash in 4.99 seconds, which ranked second among offensive linemen. His speed and agility allow him to shift up and down the line quickly and pick up defenders in both the running and passing games. Kalil has a quick first step off the snap, allowing him to get into position immediately to either pick up the blitz or control his man on a run. That quickness combined with his size makes him difficult to beat and even more difficult to get away from once he's in control. Kalil is one of the top offensive linemen to enter the draft in recent years, and he'll likely be a starter in the NFL for many seasons. Kalil has few - if any - weaknesses and will no doubt be the first offensive lineman selected on draft day.