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Prospect Profile: Jordan Matthews

Posted Apr 23, 2014

Learn more about Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews.


In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2014 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on May 8th.

We continue the series with a scouting report of Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews.

Name: Jordan Matthews
School: Vanderbilt
Height: 6-3
Weight: 212 pounds
Position: Wide Receiver

As the cousin of Jerry Rice, Jordan Matthews has NFL royalty in his blood.  Regardless, the wide receiver seems poised to make a name for himself rather than off the coattails of his famous relative.

There is no denying Matthews’ productivity in college.  Matthews leaves Vanderbilt holding new school and SEC records in receptions and receiving yards as he finished his four year career with 262 catches for 3,759 yards and 24 receiving touchdowns.   The wideout improved drastically from season to season, culminating in a senior campaign where he recorded 112 catches for 1,377 yards and seven scores. 

A big, strong target with an athletic 6-3, 212-pound frame, Matthews is the type of wide receiver who is all the rage in the NFL these days.  Incredibly strong, his 21 reps were the second most for a receiver at the Combine. While not a blazer, he had decent enough speed to separate from coverage.  A deft route runner, the Commodore is also a sure-handed target who fights hard for the ball in the air.  In fact, his willingness to sacrifice his body in order to make the reception has endeared him to coaches and teammates alike.

Matthews has drawn comparisons to Earl Bennett, another Vanderbilt alum with questions about his straight away speed.  Yet all that matters is that he constantly makes plays, which is why a team will select him fairly early come the draft.

Combine Metrics
40-yard Dash: 4.46
Bench Press: 21 reps
Vertical Jump: 35.5 inches
Broad Jump: 120.0 inches

 

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed above do not represent the opinions or policies of the San Diego Chargers’ front office staff, coaches or executives.


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