Don't let the headline fool you; I don't believe our season ends on Sunday. I firmly believe we have a post season run in us. I thought I'd take advantage of the chance I have to rep my college team. I'm sure hardly anyone watched the boll game because it was in the middle of the day and it was BYU vs Tulsa but nevertheless it was pretty awesome. Read the recap and watch the highlights on BSPN. You can also read a decent write up of who Matt Reynolds is here.If you watched that video on the mother ship or if you haven't pull it up at 16 seconds. You will see a perfect example of who Matt Reynolds is. His technique is less than perfect on the initial block. He seems to miss the count by a fraction of a second and doesn't get his feet anchored corrected so he low blocks his man. I know so far this sounds like a terrible prospect right? That is not all obviously or I wouldn't be writing this FanPost. So Cory Dorris one of the top 30 DEs in college football got a step on Matt and knocked his helmet off on his way to pressuring BYU's QB out of the pocket. For a lot of OL, that would ended their play but not Matt. He immediately jumps up without his helmet and runs as fast as he can to protect his QB and delivers a bone crushing block. The dude he leveled is 6'4 275 DE who was on the preseason list for the Ted Hendricks Award list (nations top end award only 35 DEs were on this list). I don't know how any cowboys fan couldn't think of this Witten play? Keep in mind this play by Matt Reynolds is a potential pro prospect playing in his last college football game, laying the wood on a defender without his helmet.
I really doubt we would want him as a tackle considering who we have; but in an emergency he would be a decent fill in at RT. Reynolds is 6'6 300+ lbs and would make a great guard for us. He has been a captain the last 2 years, comes from a football family, and is clearly a high character guy. Here is another profile on him if you are interested I'll put a quick quote for those who don't want to read a whole article:
Weber coached the great Logan Mankins at Fresno State before the New England Patriots made the offensive lineman a first-round NFL draft pick in 2005. He coached UCLA’s Kris Farris in 1998 when he won the Outland Trophy, given annually to the best interior lineman in college football.
Current Cougar left tackle Matt Reynolds "is probably in the top two or three best players I’ve ever coached," Weber said. "He’s right there with Mankins and Farris. I better say he’s right there in the top three."
I think if you have a chance to get a HUGE guard, that will be good in the 3rd round that is a former captain, 4 year starter and RKG you take him. And when his OL coach who coached both says he is right there with Mankins!? Yes please. I realize I'm biased and might not be able to have the most subjective analysis so what say ye BtB?