Casey Matthews #59 LB
Height: 6-1 Weight: 242 Age: 27
Born: 1/16/1989 Northridge , CA
Experience: 5th season
High School: Oaks Christian School [Westlake Village, CA]
Selected By: Philadelphia Eagles
Pick (Overall): 19 (116)
Matthews is the latest in a family of guys who play the game the right way. While he lacks some size and speed, he is a smart, relentless, highly-productive player who will provide solid depth and special teams value while developing into a starter. Overcomes lacks of power by reading and reacting quicker than most linebackers. Does a great job of slipping blocks inside the box and is a sure tackler but does not have true sideline-to-sideline range and may struggle when caught in a phone booth. Better suited for zone coverage with his great awareness than man. Matthews could sneak into Day 2.
Published: April 30, 2011 at 01:29 p.m.
The Philadelphia Eagles select Oregon LB Casey Matthews with the 116th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Published: April 8, 2011 at 12:46 p.m.
A look at draft prospect Oregon linebacker Casey Matthews.
Published: March 30, 2011 at 03:20 p.m.
Casey Matthews looks to continue his family's NFL lineage. Find out from the Oregon LB what drives him in his First Draft.