Jordan Matthews NFL Draft Profile

Jordan Matthews NFL Draft Profile

Jordan Matthews, Senior, Wide Receiver, Vanderbilt



Jordan Matthews had a record breaking season for Vanderbilt in 2012. His 94 receptions fell just four short of the SEC single season record. But he did set the school record with his 1,323 receiving yards. He eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark on seven occasions. Matthews opted to return to Vanderbilt for his senior season and more school records will be broken.

Back in 2010, when Matthews was a freshman, he started out the year as one of many young receivers. It was not until the end of the year when Matthews started making an impact. He finally earned a start for the season finale, but Matthews caught a touchdown pass in each of the last four games of the 2010 campaign. He got off to a slow start as a sophomore and it seemed like a sophomore slump may have hit. However, Matthews really turned it on after catching just five passes in the first five games of the year. In the end, he finished the year with 41 catches for 783 yards and five touchdowns.


Final Projection:

At 6-3 and 205 pounds, Matthews has the size and speed to be a true number one receiver in the NFL. He always gets the opposition’s best corner lined up across from him and, in the SEC, there has been plenty of NFL talent that Matthews has made appear foolish. With a strong senior season and good showings during senior week and the NFL combine, Matthews could easily be one of the first receivers taken in the 2014 NFL Draft.


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