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2014 Draft Target: Jerry Rice's Cousin Jordan Matthews

NFL.com's Gil Brandt considers Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews to be one of the hardest working prospects out there.

"Everyone was worried about his speed, and some wonder whether he's going to be just a possession receiver," Brandt writes. "What I know about Matthews is that he's one of the hardest-working prospects out there. He's the guy who, whenever he stops playing football, will be a hugely successful person, whether it's as a politician or a banker or an entrepreneur. He's a really special guy." Matthews has the ideal size (6-foot-3, 209 pounds)and speed (4.46 at Combine) that coaches are looking for at the next level, but his mental make-up is something that will only help his stock moving forward. Matthews is projected to go in the second-round of the draft.





Source: NFL.com
I think this guy will be special.
Here's a look at what his production over the last 2 years meant
Jordan Matthews
206 catches - 46% of all completions
2800 yards - 49% of all passing yards
15 TDs - 48% of all QB TD passes

Compared to the zones darling
125 catches - 22% of all completions
1917 yards - 27% of all passing yards
16 TDs - 33% of all QB TD passes
Missouri CB E.J. Gaines called Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews the best wide receiver he faced in his career.
This is interesting because Gaines has squared off against some of the best wide receivers in the nation during his career in both the Big 12 and SEC. In 2013, it should be noted, Gaines matched up across from Texas A&M's Mike Evans. "Matthews may be the most underrated in the [wide receiver] group," wrote CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman. "He's 6-3, 212, has huge hands and ran in the mid 4.4s. The guy made a ton of plays in the SEC despite being the main focus of rival teams and he was on one of the few teams that didn't have a standout QB." Feb 27 - 8:19 PM

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/cfb/130945/jordan-matthews
If Whitner is back Matthews or Verrett if there are my #1 choices for us at 30. I think 3rd CB will be a bigger need than a 3rd/4th WR to compete with Patton for 3. Plus with our offense we don't use our 3 a lot. I like Matthews a tiny bit more but Verrett is needed more. If Whitner isn't back we should think about using a 3rd to move up and get Pryor or Clinton-Dix.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Mar 7, 2014 at 4:09 PM ]
Originally posted by solidg2000:
I think this guy will be special.
Here's a look at what his production over the last 2 years meant
Jordan Matthews
206 catches - 46% of all completions
2800 yards - 49% of all passing yards
15 TDs - 48% of all QB TD passes

Compared to the zones darling
125 catches - 22% of all completions
1917 yards - 27% of all passing yards
16 TDs - 33% of all QB TD passes

We get it, you like Matthews.
Maathews for the win! So undecided..so many good prospects! Let's pick both Matthews and monctief!
Originally posted by fortyninerglory:
Maathews for the win! So undecided..so many good prospects! Let's pick both Matthews and monctief!

Maybe if Whitner is back we can go 1.Matthews 2.BPA at CB 2.Moncrief 3.BPA at CB if we are lucky but that's probably not going to happen. Would love to double up and increase our chances of hitting at those 2 spots. Then rest of the way go for DL and OL depth, etc. If Whitner isn't back doubt we can go 2 WRs early. SS and CB would be our emphasis as no Whitner would really hurt our secondary.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Mar 7, 2014 at 4:44 PM ]
Originally posted by fortyninerglory:
Maathews for the win! So undecided..so many good prospects! Let's pick both Matthews and monctief!

I can live those picks
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by solidg2000:
I think this guy will be special.
Here's a look at what his production over the last 2 years meant
Jordan Matthews
206 catches - 46% of all completions
2800 yards - 49% of all passing yards
15 TDs - 48% of all QB TD passes

Compared to the zones darling
125 catches - 22% of all completions
1917 yards - 27% of all passing yards
16 TDs - 33% of all QB TD passes

We get it, you like Matthews.

you have nothing better to post than that? The guy gave us some interesting statistics, but you brought nothing to the table. I suppose you don't have anything better to do?

I really like matthews and would be stoked if the 49ers draft him
Originally posted by JimDrinkAMiller:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by solidg2000:
I think this guy will be special.
Here's a look at what his production over the last 2 years meant
Jordan Matthews
206 catches - 46% of all completions
2800 yards - 49% of all passing yards
15 TDs - 48% of all QB TD passes

Compared to the zones darling
125 catches - 22% of all completions
1917 yards - 27% of all passing yards
16 TDs - 33% of all QB TD passes

We get it, you like Matthews.

you have nothing better to post than that? The guy gave us some interesting statistics, but you brought nothing to the table. I suppose you don't have anything better to do?

I really like matthews and would be stoked if the 49ers draft him

Clearly you don't follow this forum very much.
Jordan Matthews is so underrated in this draft. Good for us though hopefully
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Clearly you don't follow this forum very much.

lol true lol
Did you watch the Moncreif game vs Alabama?
The "knock" on Matthews was he didn't have enough speed to separate from NFL CB's...4.46 isn't chump change. His record at Vandy is nothing short of stellar. You know his work ethic isn't lost on Harbaalke. I know there's a lot of hype WRT Moncrief and he's got some excellent attributes. That said, his body of work pales in comparison to JM...who's only the all-time SEC receiving leader. That's great substance, meaning not only is he an extremely hard worker, it shows on the playing field. Production. That's what it's about, and this guy's got it, big-time.
Originally posted by fortyninerglory:
Maathews for the win! So undecided..so many good prospects! Let's pick both Matthews and monctief!

Yeah. I can live with Matthews or starting CB/S with the first pick. I wouldn't mind a trade up in the 2nd round for Moncrief if Matthews gone.
Originally posted by solidg2000:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Clearly you don't follow this forum very much.

lol true lol
Did you watch the Moncreif game vs Alabama?

I've seen the game and re-watched the video link you posted. Definitely a poor overall game by Moncrief...too bad Matthews has never actually played against Bama so we can compare.