Photo of Rishard Matthews
Grade
65.0 ?
  • 4.62 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.88 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.19 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.25 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 217LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands

Overview

Matthews has been a reliable receiver for Nevada the past two years after graduating from Bakersfield College. He is a player who uses his size and savvy to be productive. He has added value as a returner, although he has been rather "non-explosive" in that role. The main concern is that his athletic ability does not bode well for an easy transition to the NFL.

Analysis

Strengths

Matthews is a very strong receiver in traffic and, although he has trouble separating and getting open against defenders, he is reliable to make the contested catch and get up field with the ball. He has a good feel within his routes for defenders around him and is able to get his hands on balls with some flashy production. He is not that athletic but has good balance and is able to break arm tackles.

Weaknesses

Matthews is a slow mover who labors in space. He does not display quickness off the line and struggles to get his feet moving. He can get jammed and off-routed because of this, and it will be difficult for him to overcome at the next level.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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