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Grade
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  • 4.45 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 4.33 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 218LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Mathews is a good sized running back that runs hard and shows a good burst through the hole. He is a one cut runner that does not waste a lot of time dancing around in the backfield. Once he gets past the first level he could use a bit more elusiveness in space as he has some straight line to him. He tends to run a bit erect but does show upper body strength to stiff arm his way out of a tackle as well as balance on contact to stay on his feet and fight for extra yards. He has struggled to stay healthy as he has missed time in each season at Fresno State.

Analysis

Strengths

Mathews has outstanding bulk and size coupled with enough speed for the running back at the next level. Has been extremely productive at the college level. Highly-competitive performer who consistently battles for extra yardage. Doesn’t have elite long range speed but shows an impressive burst through hole.

Weaknesses

Has enough elusiveness to make a tackler miss but isn’t a true threat as a space player. Durability is a bit of a flag after Mathews missed games with a few different injuries in college. Is very raw in the passing game. Does not appear comfortable catching the football and will drop passes. Doesn’t have enough experience in blitz pickup.
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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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