Matt Pryor’s versatility on full display at Eagles OTAs
29 May 2018 Eagles News
During Eagles practice at Eagles OTAs, Penn Live’s Aaron Kasinitz took note of where Matt Pryor has been lining up.
For those that care about sixth-round offensive linemen: Like last week, Matt Pryor is taking second-team snaps at right guard and third-team snaps at right tackle. Versatility probably represents his best bet to make the #Eagles roster.
— Aaron Kasinitz (@AaronKazreports) May 29, 2018
With the Eagles being a big fan of versatile lineman, the fifth-round selection has a great opportunity to find a role for himself with a strong camp. The Birds already have Isaac Seumalo and Stefen Wisniewski who can play almost every position across the line, now enter Pryor with his own versatile skill-set.
The 6-foot-7, 338-pound Pryor started at both right tackle and right guard during his time at TCU, starting eight games at right guard and six at right tackle for the Horned Frogs in 2017. In his final season at TCU, he earned Second-team All-Big 12 honors.
Pryor’s starts at TCU:
2015: 2 Right Tackle, 2 Right Guard, 1 Left Guard
2016: 13 Right Guard
2017: 8 Right Guard, 6 Right Tackle
Total: (47 games/32 started) 23 Right Guard, 8 Right Tackle, 1 Left Guard
Look for Pryor to try and emulate former TCU teammate and 2016 Eagles fifth-round selection, Halapoulivaati Vaitai. With the Eagles having a quality starting group upfront, Pryor will have to fight for a backup role right out of the gates to make the 53-man roster.