Philadelphia Eagles NFL Draft Profile: WR Jordan Matthews

Philadelphia Eagles NFL Draft Profile: WR Jordan Matthews
April 23, 2014, 6:15 pm
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Jordan Matthews (WR), Vanderbilt

6'3" | 212 lbs.

2013 stats:

112 REC, 1,477 YDS, 7 TDS

Selection:

2nd round, 42nd overall (Philadelphia Eagles)

What the scouts are saying:

"Big zone target. Good form as a route runner. Sinks his hips and pops out of breaks. Concentrates, tracks and adjusts. Soft hands and sticky fingers. Has leaping ability to compete in the air. Opens up his stride in the clear and shows nice long speed.” (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

"Matthews needed to run well at the Combine and turned in a faster than expected 40. Sources have said that Matthews is like Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams as a great college receiver lacking enough speed to go in the first round, but Matthews' Combine should clinch a second-day spot for him." (WalterFootball.com)

"A very productive target, the cousin of legendary Jerry Rice is an impressive prospect because of his athleticism, catching radius and determination with the ball in his hands. With a combined 201 receptions the past two seasons, Matthews became the first Commodores wide receiver to earn first team All-SEC honors from the coaches in consecutive seasons and in the process emerged as the clear-cut top senior wide receiver in this draft class.” (CBSSports.com)

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