Sean Rhyan NFL Draft Prospect Profile and Scouting Report
Name: Sean Rhian
The school: UCLA
Position: Offensive tackle
Measurable: 6’4′, 321 lbs.
Rhyan grew up in Ladera Ranch, California and attended Capistrano Valley Christian School before transferring to San Juan Hills High School.
He had offers to play college ball at Notre Dame and Alabama, but chose UCLA instead.
As a youth, Rhyan played baseball and rugby, and in high school won the CIF Southern Section Division 1 title in the shot put.
In three years at UCLA, Rhyan started every game, including all 12 as a freshman.
Rhyan’s greatest strength is that he clearly and simply gets the job done. Although not elite in any particular area, opponents struggle to get the best out of him.
That doesn’t mean he’s bad at every aspect of the tackle game either. Rhyan has enough skill in every department to succeed at the next level.
In the passing game, Rhyan shows good anchoring and maintains his balance fairly well. He is also able to use his hands to slow down an opponent’s momentum.
His passing streaks are consistent and Rhyan also displays quite nimble feet and the ability to redirect.
In the running game, Rhyan is able to generate a good push and also shows the athleticism to play in Matt LaFleur’s offense.
In terms of sports testing, Rhyan has scored in 81st percentile of all historical tackling prospects, posting an “elite” outburst score as well as “good” ratings for speed and agility.
Although Rhyan is a solid all-rounder, there are no special elements to his game.
There are also questions about whether he can survive as a tackle in the NFL due to his smaller height for the position (6’4 ½) and shorter arms. Rhyan might have to kick inside to keep next level, which could lower his value.
He also earned a reputation for committing too many false start penalties. This will have to be eliminated from his game in the future.
Compatibility with Packers:
Just by looking at the tape, Rhyan seems to have the ability to succeed as a tackle in the NFL due to his “playing” style. He could potentially compete to be the Packers starter at the right tackle to start the season.
Even if he ends up as a long-term caretaker, Rhyan could fit into Green Bay’s plan and compete with Jon Runyan and Royce Newman, which could prove particularly useful with Elgton Jenkins’ injury status currently. unknown.
At worst, Rhyan should be a very solid guard with the flexibility to slide in to tackle in a pinch.
Rhyan could make sense as a target for Packers as high as 3rd repechage round.