OT – #74 California-Los Angeles
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
High School: San Juan Hills (San Juan Capistrano, CA)
HS Rating: 4 star (0.9671)
Phil Steele: PS#14
Sean Rhyan scouting report
Very explosive athlete despite his massive frame. Moves incredibly smoothly laterally. Very silky smooth feet. Excellent quickness. Effortless. Very strong upper body. Excellent upper body strength. Incredible lower body frame. Very stout. An absolute brute. Very stout and strong player overall who relied mostly on his strength to be successful in the PAC-12.
Very stout anchor. Shows strong flexibility when pushed back against stronger pass rushers. Strong recovery. Works back into the play even against strong push. Likes to finish his recovery with a dominant move. Not always great with his hands. Rhyan was able to rely more on his pure brute strength at times. Very strong hands when he gets his placement right.
Has the ability to stonewall pass rushers. Typically handles counters and moves against him well. Very stout pass blocker. Holds up his block well. PFF graded his protection effective percentage at 99.6% over his career, including a perfect 100% rating in 2020. Very consistent as a pass rusher. Very strong and effective run blocker. Gets downhill very well. Very consistent run blocker. There will be a bit of an adjustment transitioning from Chip Kelly’s offense to an NFL type scheme, but overall I don’t believe that there will be too many issues with it overall.
Sean Rhyan was about as consistent as they come as a left tackle in Chip Kelly’s offense over the last few years. He’s overall well built and despite his lack of technique at times, Rhyan displays excellent strength and was bale to use that dominantly on the west coast.
I like Rhyan as a left or right tackle, which means that he offers some versatility due to his skillset. He’d best fit in a zone scheme that would allow him to use his field-intelligence well. If Rhyan gets it all together, he looks like a first/second round pick in the upcoming class. I’m not certain that he will test well, and bad numbers could potentially drop him a little bit due to his collegiate competition.