Jordan Matthews - WR - Vanderbilt
Height: 6' 3 1/8"
Arms: 33 1/4"
Hands: 10 3/8"
Matthews is a tireless worker and is intelligent to boot. As most may know by now, he requested tape of all the corners at the Senior Bowl to study up on their tendencies. Matthews has prototypical NFL WR size and had some of the largest hands at the WR position. He is an efficient and saavy route runner who is advanced in his ability to set up corners with double moves and excellent footwork. Despite being the focal point of SEC defenses, Matthews put up tremendous numbers while struggling through sub-par quarterback play. Also, he's a willing blocker in the run game.
While his straight line speed is impressive for his size, Matthews does not posses the top level agility to make defenders miss in the open field. Despite having impressive hand size, Matthews has a tendency to let the ball get into his body and double catches too often. He needs to improve in using his size to his advantage in jump ball situations but is willing to go after the ball at it's highest point.
Matthews, the cousin of Jerry Rice, would be an excellent addition to the Colts WR corps. He may never develop into a premier WR in the NFL but he has the potential, physical tools and work ethic to become a solid starter and great compliment to T.Y. Hilton.