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Name: Matt Hennessy 
College: Temple     Number: 58
Height: 6-4   Weight: 307
Position: C  Pos2: OG
Class/Draft Year: rJr/2020

40 Low: 5.10
   40 Time: 5.18
  40 High: 5.26
Projected Round: 2-3  Stock:   High: 2nd  Low: 3rd



Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6037
Weight: 307

Zybek PD3X AKA "Official"
40 Yard Dash (ET):
 5.18
40 Yard Dash (HH): 5.15
20 Yard (ET): 3.03
20 Yard (HH): 2.90
10 Yard (ET): 1.80
10 Yard (HH): 1.80
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 23
Vertical Jump: 30
Broad Jump: 09'02"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.60
3-Cone Drill: 7.45
Projected 5.26/-.08

Dates: 03/16/20
Hand: 10  Arm: 32 1/4
Wingspan: 79 3/4

Height: 6037
Weight: 307
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+5 LBs
 



 Data Scout Notes: 2019: 12/27/19-Announced Early Entry into 2020 NFL Draft...1stC...PWuerffel/PRimington...Started 10 gms at C in '18. Started 12 gms at C, missed 1 gm (Army) due to injury in '17. Redshirted, 1 st at LG, backup at C in 1 gm in '16.

 Matt Hennessy, Temple, Player News

  04/27/20 - C Matt HennessyrJr/2020, Temple, 6-4, 307 (DS#2 C) + More +

  The American Athletic Conference had 17 players selected from its member schools during last week's NFL draft. It was the conference's second highest total in its seven-year history, falling just short of 2018?s record mark of 18 selections. That was the top draft haul among all Group of Five conferences for the sixth straight year. The Mountain West and Conference USA each had 10 draftees in this year's draft.

The AAC has actually been closer to the Big 12 than it has been with other "fellow" G5 schools in terms of recent draft pick totals. Outside of the 2019 draft, where the Big 12 had 26 players taken and the AAC only had 11, the two conferences have had very similar totals in all other drafts since 2017: This year was 21-17 in the Big 12?s favor, 2018 was 20-18 in the Big 12?s favor and the AAC actually had the better total in 2017 (15-14). - Dallas Morning News


(DS#2 C) rJr/2020 C Matt HennessyTemple
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  04/20/20 - C Matt HennessyrJr/2020, Temple, 6-4, 307 (DS#2 C) + More +

  Temple center Matt Hennessy was ready to have an in-person interview with the Eagles leading up to the NFL draft when the coronavirus pandemic shut down everything. His scheduled visit was March 13. Temple center Matt Hennessy works equally hard at football and academics. The NFL is next. "I was in Philadelphia and was going to go down to the complex that day and visit with everybody but wasn't able to due to the circumstances," Hennessy said last week by phone. Hennessy eventually had the meeting with the Eagles via Zoom. "I thought the meeting went well, and of course I'd be thrilled to go there," he said. In truth, he would be thrilled to go to any of the 32 NFL teams.

Hennessy, who earned his degree in finance in December, was a redshirt junior, but bypassed his final season at Temple. Since then, he played in the Senior Bowl and participated in the NFL scouting combine, where the 6-foot-4, 307-pound Hennessy ran a 5.18 40-yard dash and bench pressed 225 pounds 23 times. He has been at home during the pre-draft process in Rockland County, New York, about 20 minutes from Manhattan. "We're in New York in one of the hotter [coronavirus] zones, but I'm just staying in the house and staying away," he said. - Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News


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  03/31/20 - C Matt HennessyrJr/2020, Temple, 6-4, 307 (DS#2 C) + More +

  Video chatting with draft prospects is nothing new for NFL teams. It once was part of a process that included having a maximum of 30 prospects visit team facilities, attending college pro days, and staging individual workouts. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, however, virtual face-to-face conversations are now the only kind the league will permit as clubs do their homework for the April 23-25 draft. To give a sense of how much meeting with prospects matters, the Bills drafted three of the 30 who reportedly visited their facility last year: defensive tackle Ed Oliver, tight end Dawson Knox, and linebacker Vosean Joseph. The sessions generally cover the same ground as they did before the health crisis. Player-personnel types and coaches seek to get to know as much as they can about the prospects, personally and football-wise.

Position coaches gauge their football acumen by showing them diagrams of plays, which can be tricky in a video-conferencing environment where imaging is reversed, and discuss schemes. "It's one thing when you get on with somebody from the front office who wants to talk background and stuff, that's pretty easy," Temple center Matt Hennessy told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "It's more challenging when you get on with a coach who wants to talk scheme as well, because then they have to pull up the whiteboard for FaceTime...Things will be flipped through the camera. "Communication becomes a little more difficult. I guess overall, it's not too much different from doing it in person, there's just that barrier. I'm in my living room and the coach is at his house, too, so it seems like a casual setting, but at the same time, it's still a job interview." - Buffalo News


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  03/29/20 - C Matt HennessyrJr/2020, Temple, 6-4, 307 (DS#2 C) + More +

  Temple center Matt Hennessy expected to meet with a number of NFL teams in preparation for next month's entry draft. What Hennessy didn't foresee was that those visits would take place in his mother's living room in Bardonia, N.Y., with Hennessy staring into his laptop's camera. The league has shut down all team facilities because of the coronavirus pandemic, and has forbidden teams from holding their usual 30 prospect visits, which usually are supplemented by visits from local prospects who don't count toward the 30. Hennessy had planned to meet with Howie Roseman, Doug Pederson and the Eagles as a local prospect. Now he's a virtual prospect instead. As is the case with hundreds of other draft hopefuls nationwide. Teams, agents and prospects are worried about more than just the optics of taking part in such an exercise in a time of crisis. Teams are working with less information on prospects than in recent memory. Evaluators always say they base their decisions mostly on a prospect's game film. This year, that might be more true than at any time in the past few decades.

"It's so far less than ideal, I can't tell you," said agent Brett Tessler, who is based in South Florida, and whose clients include a lot of self-made players who weren't high picks. Will less-well-known prospects suffer from this truncated process? "It's your non-combine, diamond-in-the-rough type guy who's really going to get screwed the most," Tessler said. "I'm in my living room, and the coach is at his house, too, so it seems like a casual setting. But at the same time, it's still a job interview." Another agent, who didn't want to be quoted by name in the wake of Goodell's dictum, said he had spoken to a number of general managers and personnel people on this issue. "They should not have the draft," the agent said. "Nobody wants the draft to go on in four weeks. Nobody is prepared." - Philadelphia Inquirer


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  02/21/20 - C Matt HennessyrJr/2020, Temple, 6-4, 307 (DS#2 C) + More +

  2020 NFL COMBINE INVITE: Matt Hennessy, C, Temple,...Once the 2019 season ended, Hennessy had been a three-year starter (35 starts in the past three seasons), one of three finalists for the Rimington Trophy (given to the best center in college football), an All-American, and earned his bachelor's degree in finance. Immediately following the team's Military Bowl game, he announced that he was going to forego his final season of eligibility and prepare for the 2020 NFL Draft. - Temple Football

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  12/08/19 - C Matt HennessyrJr/2020, Temple, 6-4, 307 (DS#2 C) + More +

  2019 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): C Matt Hennessy, Temple, Jr.,...Hennessy, a graduate from Bardonia, N.Y., anchored the middle of the offensive line that led the way for an offense that averaged 27.4 points per game. Hennessy was graded by Pro Football Focus as the best center in FBS allowing just four QB pressures all season. - Temple Football

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  07/30/19 - C Matt HennessyrJr/2020, Temple, 6-4, 307 (DS#2 C) + More +

  2019 PRESEASON WUERFFEL TROPHY WATCH LIST: Matt Hennessy, Temple, Junior, OL,...Hennessy is an annual Athletic Director Honor Roll student and earned Temple's Owl Club Academic Award in 2019. In just three years, he earned a degree in finance with a 3.69 GPA, and will complete his last two years of eligibility as a graduate student. He also participated in two week-long trips - to Japan in 2018 and Rome in 2019 - as part of Temple's STHM (Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management) program. - Temple Football

(DS#2 C) rJr/2020 C Matt HennessyTemple
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  07/20/19 - C Matt HennessyrJr/2020, Temple, 6-4, 307 (DS#2 C) + More +

  2019 PRESEASON RIMINGTON TROPHY CANDIDATE: Matt Hennessy, Temple,...Hennessy has been a two year starter and an anchor in the middle of Temple' offensive line. He has started all 23 games in which he played over the past two seasons. According to Pro Football Focus, Hennessy was the highest graded center in FBS football in 2018 for those playing at least 475 snaps. He allowed zero sacks and zero QB hits, and just two hurries in 738 snaps.

A perfect blend of size, strength and intelligence, Hennessy leads the offensive line by making all the protection calls. Originally recruited by Harvard, he earned a degree in finance in just three years and is currently working towards his master's degree in innovation management and entrepreneurship. The Bardonia, N.Y., native attended Don Bosco Prep. - Temple Football


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