TCU lineman Matt Pryor became the second Horned Frog to be drafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, after being taken in the 6th round (206th overall pick) by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Pryor is the second TCU offensive lineman drafted this year, following Joseph Noteboom, who was taken in the 3rd round by the Los Angeles Rams.
TCU has a recent history of having linemen drafted, and Pryor is the latest on that list.
Pryor joins another TCU lineman, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, on the Eagles, as the most recent Super Bowl Champs look to add more depth along the offensive line. Pryor played both guard and tackle at TCU, but played mostly at guard in 2017, as he established himself on the right side of the line.
Philadelphia’s guard situation looks promising for Pryor. Brandon Brooks is a pro bowler in the middle of a 5-year, $40 million contract, but beyond him, there are some questions. Chance Warmack signed his second-consecutive one-year deal with the Eagles this offseason, while Darell Greene, a 2016 UDFA, and Isaac Seumalo, a 2016 3rd round pick, are the other guards on the roster.
Congrats to Matt on being drafted, and best of luck to the newest pro Frog!