Packers Select Sean Rhyan, Offensive Lineman in 2022 NFL Draft - Round 3

The Green Bay Packers stayed at pick No. 92 and selected versatile offensive lineman Sean Rhyan in the third round.

Sean Rhyan, UCLA, Offensive Line

 

MEASURABLES/PRO DAY:

6'5"  321lbs

32 3/8" arms

11 1/8" hands

5.25 40-yard dash, 4.81 20-yard shuffle, 7.55 3-cone drill

 

CAREER NOTES:

"Rhyan was a top-60 overall recruit out of San Juan Hills in California, earning first-team all-state and Los Angeles Times All-Star notice. He set the school records in the shot put and discus for the track squad and qualified to be a part of the high school feeder program for the Olympic rugby team. His future is clearly in football, however, as he showed by garnering Freshman All-American honors as a 12-game starter for the Bruins in 2019. He started all seven games at left tackle in 2020 and all 12 at that position in 2021, receiving first-team All-Pac-12 recognition for his efforts." - Chad Reuter, NFL Network

 

NFL SCOUTING REPORT:

"Rhyan aligns at left tackle for the Bruins’ spread offense. He is a very good athlete with regard to quickness, mobility, and body control. In the run game, he comes off the ball hard to generate vertical movement. He effortlessly gets out of his stance and can get to the edge and reach block an end. He plays with good natural leverage and has good body flexibility in his hips and ankles. He is a very good helper on combo blocks and easily gets to the second level. In the passing game, he has powerful and explosive hands in his punch. His lack of ideal length on the perimeter can give him issues against longer defensive linemen. He is fluid moving laterally when handling the cross face by defenders. He plays with good balance and is rarely on the ground. In the NFL, while some may try him at tackle, I believe his skill set is better suited at guard. He lacks the ideal length and this will give him issues in the NFL at tackle but he should grow to be an exceptional guard." - The Draft Network

"Three-year starter with the potential to offer team options at either tackle or guard. Rhyan has good size and plays with fairly explosive short-area movements, helping him establish early success getting into run-blocking fits. He's fundamentally sound as a run blocker but a fear of getting beat by speed might play into issues over-setting and giving away too many pressures from inside moves and counters. He has the hand usage, bend and build to transition to guard. Plus, his pass protection experience at tackle combined with dual-position roster flexibility should add to his draft standing and improve his chances of becoming an eventual starter." - Lance Zierlein, NFL Network

 

FIT WITH THE PACKERS:

"Rhyan is the ideal candidate for a move to the interior line, where a confined space will help to mask his lack of length and quickness. Rhyan has borderline athletic traits for the Packers’ zone scheme, but his power and ability to anchor should translate. With some qualities that are reminiscent of Josh Sitton, Rhyan could have a chance to compete for starting reps at left guard or right guard early in his career. Investing a Day 2 selection on an interior-only prospect could pave the way for Elgton Jenkins to move permanently to tackle." - James Siebers, CHTV Draft Guide
 
 
COMMENTARY:
 
It's unclear at this point where Rhyan will line up for the Packers. He played left tackle during his collegiate career at UCLA which is a common trait in Packers linemen. Rhyan is a freak athlete and posted a 9.35 elite Relative Athletic Score (RAS) at guard. That grade changes to 8.18 when you switch his position to tackle. Rhyan should be part of the right tackle competition during training camp, though he's also got the ability to play either guard spot. Regardless of where he'll line up long-term in Green Bay, Rhyan brings depth to the offensive line and needed position versatility. 
 
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Maggie Loney is a writer for Cheesehead TV and podcaster for the Pack-A-Day Podcast and Pack's What She Said. Find her on Twitter at @MaggieJLoney.

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Tingham's picture

April 29, 2022 at 10:20 pm

He went to high school in the city I live in. San Juan Capistrano, CA. Lets hope he is good.

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Reghamster's picture

April 30, 2022 at 12:39 am

Another really solid mid round OL pick. It helps make up for the overreach Boom / ( more likely) Bust pick Watson. I think Thorton, Pickens and Pierce will all have better careers . This Ol pick means Jenkins will eventually move to tackle which will help justify the high price tag to keep him next year . Tomorrow , they will pick a Safety , a TE ,another receiver, another OL , an Edge and perhaps a db or a good rb if available esp. someone with FB type capacities . GPG

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Norm's picture

April 30, 2022 at 11:59 am

That must be hard to swallow.

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4thand1's picture

April 29, 2022 at 10:20 pm

Versitol o-lineman. Pack gets good ones in middle rounds.

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Since'61's picture

April 29, 2022 at 10:21 pm

Solid selection for adding depth to our OL. He could evolve into a starting guard for the Packers and step in at OT in an emergency. Packers 4 for 4 with their picks in this draft so far. Good job by Gute and the scout team. Thanks, Since '61

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dblbogey's picture

April 29, 2022 at 11:02 pm

I'm wondering if they make the move to RT for Elgton. With Center solid, Runyan and Rhyan at guard, OL may be pretty good.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

April 30, 2022 at 12:16 am

I dont see why they would. Keep him at left guard where hes an all-pro next to bakhtiari and myers so they can have the best LT/LG/C trio in the NFL. Let Newman, Runyan, and Rhyan duke it out for RG and RT with the odd man out being the next guy up. Add in Nijman and this oline is back to being a real strength for this team again.

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Guam's picture

April 30, 2022 at 10:42 am

Problem is Jenkins can play tackle and he is going to want tackle money to stay with the Packers. If you are going to pay him as a tackle, you will probably play him as a tackle. Moving college left tackles inside is a staple for Green Bay. Runyon played LT for MIchigan and is now the LG. I have no problem if they move Rhyan inside.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 30, 2022 at 07:21 am

They probably put Rhyan in the RT competition. He is a classic, old school type player. Like another Sitton.

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Since'61's picture

April 30, 2022 at 10:37 am

I would rather keep Elgton at LG. Keeps us solid at on left side of the OL. Either way I agree that our OL should be pretty good especially once they all healthy. Thanks, Since '61

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greengold's picture

April 29, 2022 at 11:08 pm

Sean Rhyan is a COMPLETE STEAL at 93. He’s a beast, ranked #37 overall by Athlon. Holy crap! Gutey is crushing this.

Total freaking steal. MAULER. SOLID PASS BLOCKER. SUPER STRONG HANDS.

*** Has ALL the movement skills, NIMBEL FEET, - and - COMPLETELY STONED Kayvon Thibodeaux!!!

3 year starter at LT. Gave up 1 sack in 2021, with remarkable play throughout the year. ASCENDING player 100%. Massive lower body with insanely large hands. He can cave in the entire side of his line. Just super POWER. Used most in GAP SETS, and true pass sets. His PASS BLOCKING EFFICIENCY 98%.

Rhyan literally has high marks all across the board for his stellar OT play, in every phase of the game.

His HANDS are 11.13” long. I don’t recall ever seeing that. Former Rubgy player TOUGHNESS.

Sean literally goes out looking to destroy his opponents! NFL STARTER projection with R1-2 grade, and Gutey pops him at 93. Well done! TOTAL STEAL.

I’m gonna start calling him GUTEHEIST! Wow, is that great to see.

PS. I’m not concerned about length with this kid playing OT. Arms 32.4” -but- he gains length with over 11” hands, essentially putting him into acceptable range for a quality starting caliber OT. He knows what he’s doing if he can STONE Thibodeaux.

WELCOME TO GREEN BAY, SEAN! HELL YEAH!

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MooPack's picture

April 29, 2022 at 10:30 pm

Packers could definitely have 4 starters by end of year out of the first couple days of this draft.

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greengold's picture

April 29, 2022 at 10:41 pm

Totally agree. 100%. Just stellar, smart picks. Every player bringing dynamic qualities to the Packers.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

April 29, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Well done GG!

Don't know much about Rhyan but he apparently is very physical and a mauler! My kind of OL! Tired of having a finese OL over the years. With our running game he sounds perfect. I too noticed how massive his hands are. Holy Hanna can you contemplate shaking hands? He is going to have a hard time coming from UCLA and find winter gloves.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 30, 2022 at 07:34 am

Too bad they couldn't bring Logan Bruss onboard. They could swap clothes with his 11"-0 paws. Bruss went higher than projected.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

April 30, 2022 at 12:17 am

Bakhtiari fell because he had shorter arms too. Sometimes measurables trick teams into passing on really good players.

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Tundraboy's picture

April 30, 2022 at 12:50 am

Like Aaron Donald lol.

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LLCHESTY's picture

April 30, 2022 at 09:27 am

I thought you'd be hating this draft. Two big guys with short arms after all your comments about arm length? What happened to the levers theory?

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

April 29, 2022 at 10:25 pm

I've been suggesting that the Oline isn't as good as many here have suggested. This is a good pick. When I figure out who else was on the board, I might have more to write. But just as a player, yeah, 92 is good value.

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greengold's picture

April 29, 2022 at 11:18 pm

Gutekunst looks to have gotten phenomenal VALUE with 3 of his 4 picks in R1 & R2. That really is becoming his calling card, TGR.

I’m TOTALLY STUNNED he got Sean Rhyan here. At 93. Thought for sure, with all OL needy teams he was gone R1 or top of R2.

We’re gonna LOVE this guy, and I think he takes our running assault to a new level. Pass blocker extraordinaire. AR is gonna dig this kid too.

Btw, to your point, I agree this OL needs help, quality depth with potential starting qualities. Check! That’s one. I’m expecting one more OT, one more OG added mañana.

All kinds of great players left where we need them. All kinds. After #132, I see GUTEHEIST turning his Day 3 haul of 6 picks into 7 or more. When I study drafts, I LOVE the mindset of winning R4-5 & R6-7 as separate sections. The “speed dating,” aspect of R7 cracks my shit up. Every pick is important though. Great players will be there for us.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 30, 2022 at 07:41 am

Get another fast Wide Receiver, CB, an Inline TE, OT, Power Running back , Fullback and Guard. Maybe they will deal for a veteran wide. Savage was optioned, so no player trade likely. Fill the holes, get better. NOLA took Alontae Taylor in the second as he went UP boards. Too bad. Move a 2023 5th comp pick to get into the Sixth Round.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

April 30, 2022 at 12:20 am

I dont think many here have argued against adding oline help. Or at least i havent seen much. You'l never hear me complain about getting big guys on either side of the ball. Absolutely love this pick. In a lot of the TDN mocks i did, i was picking Ryhan in the 2nd round frequently so getting him at #92 feels like a steal to me.

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BirdDogUni's picture

April 30, 2022 at 12:32 am

I think we have a great OL when everyone is healthy. It's just we don't know when that will be, so adding a possible starter at RT or G or great depth is definitely welcome. Gutey kicking A$$ and taking names IMO.

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splitpea1's picture

April 29, 2022 at 10:28 pm

Road grader with an attitude....Scouting reports harp on his lack of arm length ad nausem (not that it's an irrelevant issue as far as tackles go)....Most believe he has the potential to be a solid starting guard, so the CHTV Draft Guide comment included seems to make a lot of sense.

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4thand1's picture

April 29, 2022 at 10:44 pm

They said Bulaga's arms were to short. This is a really good pick

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dblbogey's picture

April 29, 2022 at 10:58 pm

Short arms were the knock on Bryan Bulaga. He fell to us at #23.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 30, 2022 at 07:48 am

It's all about footwork, bend, and torquing the opponent with leg drive. This guy can be the RT. Arm length attached to broad shoulders and those mitts all equal out in the end.

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BirdDogUni's picture

April 29, 2022 at 10:29 pm

He damn sure can't be worse than many of our 3rd round picks the last decade.

Get after it Sean!

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PackfanNY's picture

April 29, 2022 at 10:37 pm

A very good, Packer like OL pick. Played more athletic Tackle in college will probably move to Guard early on in pros. With some work and development he might eventually move back to Tackle. He’s either going to be a really good Guard or develops into a Tackle. We’ve seen this before. They know what they are doing.

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AgrippaLII's picture

April 29, 2022 at 10:42 pm

Mauler,mean streak,pancake blocks...love it when I read those words in scouting reports. Really like this pick.!

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4thand1's picture

April 29, 2022 at 10:49 pm

His lower body is massive. Mean, I like mean.

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ImaPayne's picture

April 29, 2022 at 10:43 pm

Lets see another UCLA pick. I recall we picked a rb a few years ago, got his bell rung like in the first season and never heard from again. We drafted a wide receiver who I think was cut because he was god awful, and then went to the well one more time with Bret Hundley. Wow was that a bad nightmare of a pick.
Hope this guy who isnt anyone that is coveted by other teams because he has short arms but we took him.

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PackfanNY's picture

April 29, 2022 at 10:47 pm

Kenny Clark our All Pro DL also went to UCLA. Khrys Barnes also went to UCLA. Not sure what your point is? You hate UCLA?

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Dzehren's picture

April 29, 2022 at 10:52 pm

Chris Barnes has worked out UCLA.

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stockholder's picture

April 29, 2022 at 11:04 pm

Jonathan Franklin had a neck injury.

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greengold's picture

April 29, 2022 at 11:06 pm

His hands are more than 11” long, rendering your last point meaningless. You did a good job of rendering everything else you said, meaningless, all on your own. Impressive.

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Return_To_Sanity's picture

April 30, 2022 at 12:23 am

Jonathan Franklin. Drafted him in the 4th round same year as Lacy. Had a breakout game when Lacy went out with a concussion but then he suffered a serious neck injury the next week and never played another game in the NFL. Looked like he was going to be a good one too.

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stockholder's picture

April 29, 2022 at 11:10 pm

Good pick. Good Value. Depth.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

April 29, 2022 at 11:13 pm

Well, I like Ruckert and Nick Cross, but perhaps Quay makes Cross less valuable. IDK. Some skills seem to overlap, anyway. So, Sean Rhyan is a nice choice. Ruckert would have been good, but I've got a thing for TE Charlie Kolar since I like guys who can block in-line. Maybe Kolar lasts until 132.

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greengold's picture

April 29, 2022 at 11:30 pm

Dude, I love the idea of Charlie finding his way to Packerland. I think he’s gonna be really good. A fav, for sure. Complete.

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HawkPacker's picture

April 30, 2022 at 06:24 am

We know his family. Very modest and intelligent!

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 30, 2022 at 07:57 am

May have to move up for him in the fourth, or let the draft come to them for a guy like Krull who is more complete as an Inline guy. Kolar is on my list and more of a receiving threat. 3x All-Big 12, All-Academic, parents teach at Iowa State. A Belichick type player. I have to wonder if Lewis can make it out of Camp.

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Leatherhead's picture

April 29, 2022 at 11:45 pm

Early on I started taking this guy in simulations. His flexibility was the selling point so the arguments that his arms were too short or he didn’t make be laterally we’ll never really resonated with me.

He’s smart and a good football player. He makes the line better.

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greengold's picture

April 30, 2022 at 12:26 am

Absolutely. Short arms on a OL are less than 32 inches.

Jason Peters? He most certainly did transcend as a short armed, dominant All-Pro OT. Peters is an outlier. Percentages don’t favor the short arms, but I think Sean Rhyan will prove to be an outlier as well.

Rhyan is entirely different. His hands longer than 11”. Unreal mitts. Huge.

He’s got the resume too, against top level pass rushers. A total destroyer in the run game. Nasty with a large exponent attached! Great pick.

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croatpackfan's picture

April 30, 2022 at 03:08 am

I would add example of short arms issue. All NFL saw he develop into bust. David Bakhtiari.

I never understand this measurements issue. It is not the size of arms, hands, legs, butt or head. It is about how you use what genetic gave you. This would be the only measure - usage of your components.

I also remember 2nd round pick with "ideal" measurements for tackle. He never played in NFL. Spriggs?

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

April 30, 2022 at 04:13 am

Well, that is true. It is easier to perform especially in the trenches if one has longer arms, though. That does not mean short arms can't be overcome; the player needs to compensate by understanding leverage, or using great technique, etc.

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Leatherhead's picture

April 30, 2022 at 03:36 pm

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog".

-----------Somebody Famous-

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Rarescope's picture

April 30, 2022 at 12:12 am

Just watched his road to the draft or whatever it’s called video. Sounds like a great athlete with a great attitude and work ethic. He will fit in just great here. Train him up as a guard for now and you’ve got another versatile lineman who can fall back on his collegiate experience to fill in at tackle if needed. Love it!

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

April 30, 2022 at 12:21 am

I really like Gutey has gone after big guys in the first three rounds. That is usually a winning formula!

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BirdDogUni's picture

April 30, 2022 at 12:30 am

We knew he would. TT trained him well. Love how Gutey puts his own spin on the drafts though. He's definitely not shy or a shrinking violet.

Honestly, the only way I saw Gutey going WR in the 1st is if a high-quality guy fell right to him at 22.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 30, 2022 at 08:07 am

His guy was there @ #22, He just played the odds he would still be there at #34 after KC traded up with Belichick for their biggest need, corner. Some thought Reid would move on Watson, but he brought in MVS. His next hole to fill was the Hill gap. He snagged Skyy Moore. I really wanted Gutey to get back into the 2nd for a third pick, but he was satisfied with his haul. Bo Melton is still out there.

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Turophile's picture

April 30, 2022 at 06:11 am

Taking a tackle to play Guard. A very Packers pick. There were a lot of players I liked still on the board, like Leo Chenal, Channing Tindall, Cade Otton, and Perrion Winfrey. Something odd is going on that Winfrey is still on the board - I noticed he wasn't in the conversation when Cheesehead TV was talking about the top D linemen. There seems to be an unwillingness to discuss why he was falling fast just before the draft and is suddenly out of any conversation. I'd be interested in why this was happening.

Despite there being guys on the board I liked, you have to acknowledge how well the Packers do when they get O linemen in rounds 2-4, so I'm good with the pick - Rhyan vs Newman in training camp should be interesting.

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stockholder's picture

April 30, 2022 at 06:41 am

Add Leal, Dean and Jones. - Dean has a back problem. Leal and Jones play high when tired. And I'm sure that high play, and getting off blocks. ( were the issue with Winfrey. ) 15 out of the first 45 picks were Wrs. Chenal was compared to the lions Spillman.. (Slow in Pass Defense.) Tindal is light and was smaller, than Walker.

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LLCHESTY's picture

April 30, 2022 at 09:43 am

Pad level? We talking 'bout pad level? Pad level?

*Said in my best AI voice.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 30, 2022 at 08:19 am

Rhyan could be the starting RT. He reminds me of Tauscher with some Sitton mixed in for seasoning.

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LLCHESTY's picture

April 30, 2022 at 09:42 am

Rhyan has an oak tree lower body. Funny to see Packer writers talking about his bubble butt! It would seem like they are moving away from the TT metrics a bit when it comes to the parameters of what they look for in an O lineman which is a little strange for an outside zone team. Short arms but I'm a believer in letting these guys prove they can't play at T before moving them inside.

Unless they think Van Lanen can play T or they draft another O lineman early today I think he starts out playing swing T in mini and training camp. Jenkins comes back and replaces the weakest link whoever that is and Rhyan gets a reset next year inside if they think he'd struggle outside.

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