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2022 NFL Draft Player Profile: Sean Rhyan

Sean Rhyan enters the 2022 NFL Draft as a high-ceiling project with promising versatility and a set of tools that jump off the page.

Sean Rhyan NFL Draft Overview

Position: Offensive guard/Tackle

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 321 pounds

School: UCLA

Pro Day Performance Data

40-yard dash: 5.25

Vertical jump: 33.5”

Broad jump: 9’2”

225 Pound Bench Press Reps: Did not test

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Sean Rhyan 2022 NFL Draft Profile

Entering the draft amongst the second tier of offensive line talents, Sean Rhyan is a versatile blocker with good intangibles. He certainly has power and foot speed and he possesses natural line talent. Further, his run blocking ability, though underutilized at UCLA, jumps off the page. As a tackle, Rhyan did a great job turning defensive ends into blocking sleds, which created great running lanes. Plus, when asked to take linebackers on in the second level, Rhyan excelled. Those traits might make him trend towards being a guard in the pros and they are hard to teach and key to possess. And his relative athletic score as a tackle stands at 8.63, which is very strong. As a guard, meanwhile, the score jumps to 9.64, revealing why many pro scouts see him kicking inside. Further, he does have a shorter wingspan than most teams like to see in their tackles. That might make him a lock at the guard position for a bunch of teams in this year’s scouting cycle. 

Rhyan is a plus-level run blocker for his draft value, but his pass protection reveals more lumps. Certainly, his agility allows him to set good edges and run with edge rushers to create good pockets. However, his biggest flaw often reveals itself in those wide pass protection sets; inaccurate hand placement. Too often, Rhyan gets his hands too far up on the defender’s shoulder pads. Against high-level edges, this creates leverage mismatches and creates easy flags for referees. Additionally, Rhyan does occasionally struggle when pass rushers move inside. Still, with those flaws noted, he does not lose a lot as a pass blocker. Once an NFL coach gets Rhyan’s hand placement refined into a more consistent trait, his ceiling could skyrocket. 


  • Displays natural, easy power; 
  • Footwork is sharp and speedy; 
  • Does a nice job setting edges in pass protection; 
  • Sets great, consistent bases to absorb rushers; 
  • Finds linebackers in the second-level with ease; 
  • Fast feet that stay churning; 
  • Keeps head up and pays off with good vision; 


  • Does not work well off-script
  • Hands get too high on the shoulder pads too often
  • Occasionally struggles with stunts and inside rushers
  • Anchor ability does not show well on tape
  • Probably undersized for the tackle position

NFL Comparison: Germain Ifedi

Teams With Need at Position: Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears

Projection: Second Round

Bottom Line on Sean Rhyan

Sean Rhyan will enter the NFL Draft as a high-ceiling project with promising versatility. Additionally, his intangibles and high-motor jump off the page. Rhyan shows the ability to be a long-term solution at guard if he is in the right system. However, there are fair concerns about his size, as he is likely to cement a role as a guard. Still, his easy power and plus speed will keep teams excited about his potential. Rhyan is not a premium talent in this year’s pool, but he is probably in the tier below that group. Further, his ability to excel within Chip Kelly’s UCLA offense should encourage a lot of NFL teams</span

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