NFL Analytics Profile: Matt Kalil

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Matt Kalil

Offensive Line

Team USC
Age (On Draft Day) 22.82
Height 6-6
Weight 306
Arm Length 34.5
Hand Size 10.375
Explosive Lower Body Strength Score 25.33
Speed Score 90.96
Flexibility Score 93.83
Bench 30

 

Prospect CHECKLIST

 Yes All-Pro Age Threshold 23.5 100% of Multiple All-Pro OTs were at most 23.5 on draft day since the 1996 NFL Draft Class
 Yes All-Pro OT Height: 6-6 or Taller 100% of Multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were 6-6 or Taller
 Yes Long-term starter OT Height: 6-4 or Taller 100% of 64 Start or more OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were 6-4 or Taller
 Yes All-Pro OT Arm Length: 32 7/8-Inches 100% of Multiple All-Pro OGs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had 32 7/8-Inch Arm Length
 Yes  Long-term starter Arm Length: 31.5-Inches 100% of 64 Start or more OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had 31.5 Inch Arm Length or longer
 No All-Pro Explosive Lower Body Strength: 58.46 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had an explosive lower body strength score of 58.46 or higher
 No Pro Bowl Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 35.75 or Higher 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had an explosive lower body strength score of 35.75 or higher
 Yes Starter Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 3.24 or Higher 100% of 64 start or higher OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had at least an explosive lower body strength score of 3.24 or higher
 Yes All-Pro Speed Score: 85.87 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had a speed score of 85.87 or higher
 Yes Pro Bowl Speed Score: 47.54 or Higher 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had a speed score of 47.54 or higher
 Yes Starter Speed Score: 10.31 or Higher 100% of 64 start or higher OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had at least a speed score of 10.31 or higher
 Yes All-Pro Flexibility Score: 51.11 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had a flexibility score of 51.11 or higher
 Yes Pro Bowl Flexibility Score: 45.30 or Higher 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had a flexibility score of 45.30 or higher
 Yes Starter Flexibility Score: 7.55 or Higher 100% of 64 start or higher OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had at least a speed score of 7.55 or higher
 Yes All-Pro/Pro Bowl Athleticism Score: 78.42 or Higher 100% of multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had at least one athleticism score (explosive lower body, speed, flexibility) of 78.42 or higher
 Yes All-Pro and Pro Bowl Bench: 21 or more 100% of multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl OTs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had at least 21 reps or more on the bench press

*Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s vertical, broad jump and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

*Speed Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s 40-yard dash and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

*Flexibility Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s short shuttle, 3-Cone and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

Metric Recommendation: Matt Kalil is a fun case of not paying attention to the details. He has significant explosiveness limitations in his athletic profile. It is the difference between being Tyron Smith vs. Jason Smith. Yes Kalil was fast and had very good flexibility for a man his size. But his profile has more things in common with all-star players inside, not outside.

Thus Arif, if you are reading this. Push for the Vikings to move Kalil to guard. That is where his athletic gifts can work better and where he can win in the future. If Kalil is not moved inside, then you are looking at a Jason Smith/Gosder Cherlius scenario where he skips from team to team trying to fix issues that only god can fix. Just a suggestion, and I didn’t even bring up the knee injuries that could have made him even less explosive than he already is.

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