Coach Chip Kelly wasted no time after the draft talking up Matthews as a candidate to man the slot alongside Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper. With DeSean Jackson out the door, the rookie is in good position to make an impact for a wideout group that Bicknell called "a little different this year" in terms of on-field skills.
"I think Matthews is really going to help them," one NFC scout told the newspaper. "That was a good pick. He could step right in and contribute for them. Can he start? Possibly, that depends on the other guys."
With his 4.46 speed and 6-foot-3 frame, Matthews turned heads during non-contact drills. Doing the same with pads on is a different world, but the Eagles dynamic rookie has a legitimate shot to earn a starting spot during training camp.