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Scouting NFL Draft prospect WR Jordan Matthews

Jordan Matthews (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Jordan Matthews
(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

WR Jordan Matthews plays college football for Vanderbilt.

Matthews is a wide receiver who is likely to fall to the Patriots. He will probably be a late first round pick or a 2nd round pick, maybe later. The underclassman in next year’s draft will be stacked. Sammy Watkins, Marqise Lee, and maybe Mike Evans (if he chooses to go into the draft), all have first round potential all over them.

Jordan Matthews is a great wide receiver, has size, strength, jumping ability, and tough.

Matthews broke out in 2012 when Aaron Rodgers kid brother Jordan Rodgers was the QB.

Matthews finished the 2012 season with 94 receptions for 1323 yards, and 8 touchdowns. That year put Matthews in the limelight and Vanderbilt was steadily getting better as a program.

Matthews has steadily gotten better each year he has been playing, starting with his freshman year.

2010:

15 REC   181 yards  4 touchdowns

2011:

42 REC   778 yards   5 touchdowns

2012: 

94 REC  1323 yards  8 touchdowns

And in 3 games this year he has 24 receptions for 395 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Matthews throwing up during the Ole Miss Game Photo From Youtube

Matthews throwing up during the Ole Miss Game
Photo From Youtube

In the first game of the season this year he and Vanderbilt played Ole Miss and in that game Matthews displayed toughness. Matthews experienced a full body cramp during the game so he was taking out to get IV Fluids in him and he was hit hard by an Ole Miss player and a few minutes later he began throwing up on the field.

“Early on in the third quarter I started experiencing cramps,” Matthews told The Tennessean. “First in my legs, then it got up to my back and my arms so it was close to a full-body cramp.”

“I got hit making a catch on a great throw by Austyn (Carta-Samuels),” Matthews said. “I had a lot of fluids in my stomach from rehydrating and everything, so I probably regurgitated a lot of that and threw up a little bit. But I was able to stay in the game. It was tough, but I knew I couldn’t come out because my team needed me.”

He returned to the game one player later and made a 42 yard catch on 4th and 18 to set up a score for Vandy.

Even though Ole Miss won the game, Matthews was a huge hit on twitter, and earned an even bigger spotlight for a well deserving receiver.

You can read Twitter’s reaction to Matthews game versus Ole Miss from this story HERE.

Jordan Matthews is a solid receiver for anyone looking for a big body guy who can go up the field, but also be a great redzone threat.

Matthews is 6’3 and 206 pounds. He uses his big body to his advantage against the defenses. Matthews does an excellent job of positioning his body to make plays over the middle of the field. He is able to box out cornerbacks well and give the quarterbacks a huge target to throw to. Matthews is a tough receiver to bring down after the catch, and has good straight away speed.  Matthews has displayed a wide catch radius, adjusting well to poorly thrown balls and extending his arms to haul in passes. He is a very good redzone target and will be for any team who gets him.

The play on 4th down after he was vomiting


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