Matt RyanHt/Wt: 6-5/220 lbs
School: Boston College
Matt Ryan's Player ProfileGood size and is a very smart QB. He doesnít excel at any one thing (he lacks quickness and arm strength), but overall is very talented at using what he has and playing smart football. QB's that donít make mistakes are the most important element to the NFL these days, and Matt should be able to develop into that type of player. He is a winner.
Positives: Mature and intelligent signal caller oozing with intangibles. Has a bit of a lanky frame but is solid and strong, height allows him to see the field. Has good arm strength and zips the ball to his receivers with outstanding velocity on short-intermediate passes, hitting them in stride, leading to YAC. Good upper body/throwing mechanics. Shows good touch on his passes. Goes through his progressions and will distribute the ball to the open receiver. Will do whatever it takes to get the ball where it needs to be, even if it means taking a hit. Not rattled by pressure. Has great accuracy when he takes what the defense gives him. Underrated athlete with great pocket awareness and ability to avoid the rush. Can throw on the run very well. Outstanding leader in and out of the huddle. A winner.
Negatives: His deep passes sail on him too frequently. Is a gunslinger and tries to do too much, which leads to interceptions... must learn to work with what he is given. Lower body mechanics needs work... shoddy footwork at times. Needs to improve his decision making when flushed out of the pocket. May develop fumblitis.
Outlook: The type of football player who you know was born to be a quarterback. If Ryan can refine his footwork and improve his deep passes, he will be the complete package. Has absolutely everything you look for in an NFL signal caller in terms of mental approach and has good enough physical tools to get it done. Will likely win at least one super bowl before his career is over. Is at least as good a prospect as Philip Rivers was coming out in 2004.
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Matt Ryan Video ClipsMatt Ryan leads Boston College to final drive victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies
Matt Ryan dismantles Bowling Green
Matt Ryan leads Boston College to a victory over Clemson clinching a spot in the ACC championship
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