Cyril is a big, powerful offensive guard with solid athletic talent to play his
position at a high level for the team that selects him in this draft. He has
good enough foot speed to go out and block at the second level. He can be used
in a short “between the tackles” pulling offensive line system and does a solid
job blocking in pass protection with enough athletic talent to eventually play
at either guard position. He has good mental strength and gives excellent effort
on every play. He plays with the pride an offensive lineman needs to play with;
he meets challenges and improves as the game goes on. Cyril, given the time to
mature and learn better techniques, has the potential to become a Pro Bowl guard
for the team that drafts him.
Cyril has the potential, but his techniques are very poor right now because of
the system he played in at the college level. He plays too high against the run
and the pass; because of this, he can be easily moved around. He lacks the
lateral agility to play in just any type of offensive line blocking scheme.
Cyril is easily bull rushed and gives up too much ground when he is pass
blocking. When he blocks for the run, he is way too high and stands up straight
before he engages. As a positive, there is high reward if Cyril will work hard
to correct these issues and I think from what I see on the film he will do just
What impresses me the most about Cyril is that he finds away to get the job done
in spite of the fact that the offensive system he played in did not fit his
athletic talents. He needs to play in an offensive line system that has tight
splits because he lacks strong lateral agility and will get beat in pass
protection in a spread offensive system at the next level. A play action
vertical offense would be a better fit for Cyril’s athletic talents and this
will affect his draft status for most teams. Once he learns to play more in a
three point stance and fires out when run blocking, Cyril should become an
excellent all around offensive guard who could play on the left or right side at
a very high level. It might take some time, but Cyril looks to be very smart.
Give him a year to adjust and Cyril will be knocking on the door of starting and
become one of the most consistent offensive lineman for your team. That’s if he
plays in the right system.