Whether he ends up at guard or tackle, Sean Rhyan should have plenty of teams interested in taking him in the 2022 NFL Draft. He offers both good size and athleticism, as he showed by posting the best vertical jump (33.5 inches) among the offensive linemen that tested at the Scouting Combine. Rhyan may not check all the boxes, but he fills enough of them that he shouldn't fall past the second round.
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Sean Rhyan Draft Profile
Powerful and athletic, Rhyan is at his best as a mauler in the run game but also proved he could hold up in pass protection on the edge. He has the lower-body power to win at the point of attack in the run game, and his hands are exceptionally strong. He plays with an attitude of wanting to bury opponents, and he has the ability to do so. He also has the movement skills to get out and play in space when needed. In pass protection, he shows nimble feet and held his own in a matchup against Oregon edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux.
Length is the biggest question, as Rhyan doesn’t have the arm length to match his height, which could necessitate a move inside. If he’s staying at tackle, he needs to not only refine his technique to compensate for the lack of length, but also to become more natural in his sets, as he can often look mechanical when retreating as a pass protector.
Some teams will see him as a guard — he has the toughness for the interior, though there will be a learning curve when it comes to processing — but regardless, he’s very likely to be a starter in the NFL, and probably a good one.