Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
posted at 1/24/2010 8:44 AM EST
Ryan Matthews 4th round? Is there another RB named Matthews in this draft? We'll be lucky if this guy is available in the second round.
Here's a little more on Matthews, a 220lbs back that runs a 4.42 40 on that alone he will be picked no later than mid second if not sooner. He's weaknesses are coachable and can become a more balanced back but what we need him for, which is to run between the tackles he's perfect. KF will be signed so he will continue to be the 3rd down back and the one catching the ball. This gives matthews a year or two to work on that before he's looked at to be a 3 down back. But to think this kid will fall to the 4th round again it must be another Ryan Matthews.Ryan Mathews - Fresno State (HT: 5'11" | WT: 220)
Projection: 2nd Round Strengths:
-Size/speed combination, has been timed as low as 4.42 at 220 lbs.
-Explosive, breaks a ton of runs for long yardage, Had 8 games this year with runs over 40 yards, including 3 against Boise State
-Production, 1,808 yards and 19 touchdowns on 276 carries
-Leaping ability, can jump over a pile into the end zone
-Extremely difficult to bring down in the open field, displays a rare blend of speed, quickness, strength, and moves
-Really an impressive athlete, not many players come out with his ability, has tremendous upside
-Can grind it inside and bounce it out, the total package Weaknesses:
-Injury history, endured small injuries as a freshman, then missed a few games as a sophomore with nerve damage, suffered a concussion this November in a game against Nevada
-Hasn’t been used much as a receiver, lacks good route running ability
-Doesn’t secure the ball very well, carries the ball away from his body too much
-Numbers may be questioned due to playing in the WAC