40 time: 5.27
Overview: A three-year starting tackle for the Bruins, Rhyan's early exit for the NFL was no surprise given the buzz from draftniks. He was a dominant high school athlete in rugby and track and field, a three time conference champion in the shot put. Rhyan earned freshman All-American honors and first team all-conference in 2019 and 2021. Although the transition from tackle to guard may take some time to fully fit, he's supremely gifted for the position.
Strengths: Compact frame that looks the part for a guard. Experience and comfort level at tackle will be a huge bonus. Plays with good body control and natural connection between hands and feet. Good lateral quickness for an interior lineman. Physically imposing blocker with NFL play strength. Uncanny patience with his punch. Great balance in pass protection. Anchor and control jump off the tape. Takes shots like a tank, and won't be budged by most contact. Ability to create push with both his hands and lower body stands out. Technically sound player who won't make reckless movements.
Weaknesses: Length looks average and will hurt him at times when working in space. Not very light on his feet and it limits adjustability in space. Can't course correct easily. Will face much tougher challenges at the NFL level from a length standpoint. Hand quickness is adequate but not ideal.
Pro Comp: Alijah Vera-Tucker, Jets - Rhyan's square build, body control and play strength match much of what made Vera-Tucker such an appealing prospect coming out of USC. While he isn't as quick in space, he should be able to take over a starting guard job as a rookie and hold his own.