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2015 NFL DRAFT

Matt Reynolds, OT

School: Brigham Young  |  Conference: FBS Independents
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Provo, UT
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 302 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
179165-6
Latest News
04/02/2012 - Former BYU offensive lineman Matt Reynolds has done all he can do. After participating in Pro Day Thursday on campus, he is looking forward to the National Football League Draft on April 26-28. But when it comes to improving his draft stock until then, it's pretty much out of his hands. "Right now, it's just a waiting game," said Reynolds, who started all 52 games in his recently completed Cougar career. "After Pro Day, you really have to wait until the draft and wait for your name to get called." Reynolds is expected to be drafted, but he has no idea which round. "I've heard all across the board. It's hard to know right now," he said. "So many things can change between now and the draft. So many things can change on draft day as well. Anybody's guess is as good as mine right now." Reynolds was one of 10 former BYU players who participated in Pro Day, along with offensive lineman Terence Brown, running back JJ Di Luigi, defensive back Corby Eason, defensive lineman Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, linebacker Jameson Frazier, wide receiver McKay Jacobson, linebacker Jordan Pendleton, defensive lineman Matt Putnam, and defensive back Travis Uale. - Scott G Winterton, The Deseret News

12/30/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: OL Matt Reynolds is arguably the Cougars' most NFL draft-ready prospect. But he's had a quiet year, even for a left tackle. This is his chance to put on one final showcase for scouts that may be interested at looking at him. -The Sports Xchange

12/30/2011 - BYU senior offensive lineman Matt Reynolds describes the Cougars as a brotherhood. And for Reynolds, that's a literal reference.His younger brother, Houston, is a sophomore BYU offensive lineman, and his older brothers, Lance and Dallas, started for the Cougars' offensive front. "I've had a lot of mixed emotions going into my final BYU game," Reynolds said. "I've done a lot more pondering in practice. I hear the guys joking, see the guys interact. I think that's what I will miss the most. Just being around everyone. There is such a sense of brotherhood, of camaraderie, that you wouldn't have anywhere else." Reynolds' father, also named Lance, is the BYU associate head coach and also played for BYU's offensive line and in the NFL. "Yesterday, in practice, I walked up to my dad and said: 'This is it. This is my last practice in a BYU uniform,'" Reynolds said. "I've been here a long time, through many practices. I've sweat a lot, bled. It's been so much fun, but it's bittersweet for it to end." Reynolds talked to his older brothers about their last games. They told him to enjoy every minute. After playing his final collegiate game, Reynolds plans to keep training for the NFL Combine." I hope to do well at my pro day and see where the draft takes me," he said. - Brent Shirley, Fort Worth Star Telegram

09/09/2011 - WEEK 2, FIVE MATCHUPS TO WATCH: 3. BYU LT Matt Reynolds vs. Texas DE - The Sports XchangeAlex Okafor...In order for BYU to pull off road wins at The Grove and in Longhorns Country in consecutive weeks, Reynolds and his fellow offensive linemen must hold back a defensive front looking to attack sophomore quarterback Jake Heaps. Reynolds' 6-foot-4, 322-pound frame makes him look more like a guard to NFL scouts than an elite left tackle prospect, yet he flashes the flexibility, footwork, and recovery speed to stay outside at the next level. His main foil in this contest is Okafor, an up-and-coming junior with length and speed off the edge but also surprising strength that he used playing inside last year for Mack Brown's defense. Staying in front of Okafor, as well as sophomore Jackson Jeffcoat if he switches to the weak side during the game, may help Reynolds show NFL teams he deserves chance at left or right tackle next fall. - Chad Reuter, NFLDraftScout.com

08/23/2011 - 2011 LOWE'S SENIOR CLASS AWARD CANDIDATE: Matt Reynolds, Offensive Tackle, BYU, is one of 30 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) student-athletes selected as a candidate for the 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for excellence both on and off the field. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release. A team captain both last season and this season, Reynolds is a home and family living major and three-time Academic All-Conference honoree. - BYU football

08/15/2011 - As the black high-top cleats he insists on wearing at practices might suggest, BYU offensive line coach Mark Weber has been around college football a long, long time. Thirty-five years, to be exact, if you count his two years as a small-college honorable mention All-America guard at Cal Lutheran. 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." So why is the Timpview High product and son of BYU tight ends coach Lance Reynolds still in college? Shouldn't this guy already be in the NFL? Reynolds - a candidate for the Outland Trophy (given to college football's best lineman) and Lombardi Award (given to the best lineman or linebacker) - almost left after last season, his junior year, but decided to return for a variety of reasons. "There were a lot of different factors. A lot of it was personal, between me and my wife. We just felt like this is where we needed to be, and this was the best route for us as a family," he said. "And obviously I wanted to get better." By all accounts, that has happened, and the season hasn't even started yet. Reynolds has dropped nearly 30 pounds due to an intensive offseason conditioning program, replacing body fat with muscle and becoming more of a lean, mean, blocking machine, Weber said. He's now 6-foot-6 and 306 pounds, and looks every bit like a prototypical NFL left tackle. - Jay Drew, The Salt Lake Tribune

07/13/2011 - 2011 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Matt Reynolds, OT, BYU, (2x 1st Team All-MWC selection, 39 career starts), has been selected to the Rotary Lombardi Award Preseason watch list for the 2011 college football season. Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense of defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, and linebackers who set up no father than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. This is the 42nd year that the Rotary Lombardi Award has named the nation's college lineman of the year. - The Rotary Lombardi Award Committee

07/11/2011 - 2011 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Matt Reynolds, BYU, OT, has been selected one of 65 players named to Preseason Outland Trophy Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Outland Trophy goes to the best interior lineman in college football, presented annually since 1946 and is the third oldest award in major college football. Athlon Sports, Lindy's Sports and Sporting News have already honored Reynolds as a Preseason Football All-American First Team selection. A 6-foot-6, 322-pound left tackle, Reynolds enters his senior year as one of the nation's top lineman after deciding not to enter this year's NFL Draft. A three-year starter and two-time first-team all-conference honoree, Reynolds also received Preseason All-America Second Team honors in Phil Steele's College Football Preview. - BYU football

 
Latest News
04/02/2012 - Former BYU offensive lineman Matt Reynolds has done all he can do. After participating in Pro Day Thursday on campus, he is looking forward to the National Football League Draft on April 26-28. But when it comes to improving his draft stock until then, it's pretty much out of his hands. "Right now, it's just a waiting game," said Reynolds, who started all 52 games in his recently completed Cougar career. "After Pro Day, you really have to wait until the draft and wait for your name to get called." Reynolds is expected to be drafted, but he has no idea which round. "I've heard all across the board. It's hard to know right now," he said. "So many things can change between now and the draft. So many things can change on draft day as well. Anybody's guess is as good as mine right now." Reynolds was one of 10 former BYU players who participated in Pro Day, along with offensive lineman Terence Brown, running back JJ Di Luigi, defensive back Corby Eason, defensive lineman Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, linebacker Jameson Frazier, wide receiver McKay Jacobson, linebacker Jordan Pendleton, defensive lineman Matt Putnam, and defensive back Travis Uale. - Scott G Winterton, The Deseret News

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