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Random Draft Thoughts: Jordan Matthews

(I will preface this entire fanpost by noting that I am a Vanderbilt alumnus, so I would be very biased towards bringing more of them into the fold.)

I know that the second round is where we may be looking for some defensive help (especially CB or safety), but I saw this article comparing the top 2014 WR prospects on WalterFootball.com and I thought there was a pretty interesting thing to note about Jordan Matthews when it comes to the Colts:

2014 NFL Draft Position Review: Wide Receivers

Here are three categories where Matthews was near the top:

Hands:
NFL prototype: Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals

  1. Jordan Matthews

Route-Running:
NFL prototype: Reggie Wayne, Colts

  1. Marqise Lee
  2. Jordan Matthews

Blocking:
NFL prototype: Reggie Wayne, Colts

  1. Jordan Matthews

Matthews compares favorably to the categories our very own Reggie Wayne is listed as the NFL prototype.And after the DHB experiment, it doesn't hurt to have a guy rated with very good hands.

If we're looking for someone to replace Reggie, perhaps it would be wise to choose someone who aligns with a lot of the same things Reggie does very well. Matthews is also a very big receiver, so he would be a good wide out, allowing either Reggie or TY to go to the slot and do their thing.

Again, not saying that the Colts necessarily should pick up Matthews in the second round (would DEFINITELY want him if he slipped into the third), but I just saw that article and how Matthews was rated within this WR class and I found it very interesting.

Thoughts?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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