Games Evaluated: 2019 Vs: Senior Bowl (game & practice), UCF, Houston, East Carolina
Report By: Jack Bourgeois
Matt Peart has all the physical traits the NFL wants in a tackle prospect. He possesses insane length, size, and athleticism that will immediately translate into the NFL. A very active blocker, with little to no wasted movement, and elite lateral agility. The tackle is very aggressive in the run game and uses his length to coil and absorb bull rushers' momentum.
He lacks any form of a punch or hand technique/accuracy and underutilized his length in pass sets that makes him susceptible to speed rushers and polished hand fighters who can disengage with swipes and rip moves. Due to his height, he struggles against elite benders who can get low and turn the corner. His play strength is adequate but he lacks power and has plenty of room to add to his lean frame.
A four-year starter who played both left and right tackle, with length for days, and is extremely light on his feet for a 318 pounder. At Uconn he dominated the lesser competition but struggled in Mobile against dominant edge rushers such as Josh Uche and Bradlee Anae in one on one drills but turned it around and played very well during the game. Peart has all the natural tools to become a starter in the NFL and is semi-polished in certain aspects of the tackle position. If given proper coaching, he could easily become a quality starter over time and his traits could even equate to pro-bowl potential but it's going to take time. If he can add an additional 20+ pounds to his lean frame and gain the skill set to protect the corner, the Uconn tackle could have a future at the next level.
Draft Stock: Round 3-5
Player Comp: Kolton Miller
Team Fits: Patriots, Rams, 49ers