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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: UConn OT Matt Peart

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: UConn OT Matt Peart
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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Matt Peart, OT, UConn Huskies

Career Snapshot
Four-year starter who began his career at left tackle and moved to right tackle before his junior season. Earned First Team All-AAC honors as a senior in 2019.

Positives
Tall, athletic offensive tackle with great versatility. Bends his knees, blocks with consistent leverage and plays with outstanding fundamentals. Fires off the snap into blocks, fluidly moves on his feet, and effectively pulls across the line of scrimmage and gets to the second level. Keeps his feet moving and displays range off the edge and great skill in pass protection. Jolts opponents with his hands and stays square. Flashes strength on occasion.

Negatives
Rarely finishes blocks and does not get much movement on running downs. Improved the nastiness and killer instinct last season but still has a way to go. Must improve his hand placement.

Analysis
From a fundamental and athletic point of view, Peart has everything an NFL team looks for in a top-75 selection. He’s a college right tackle with the athleticism and foot quickness necessary to move to the left side, and he possesses enough skill to be used in a zone-blocking scheme. Peart must improve his playing strength and really pick up the intensity of his overall game. He’s very much a boom-or-bust prospect for the next level.

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