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Washington Redskins Draft Profiles: Jordan Matthews, WR

Hogs Haven takes a look at NFL prospects heading into the 2014 draft.

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Jordan Matthews

Wide Receiver

Height: 6'3" Weight: 206 lbs


Strengths: Matthews is another one of several taller receivers in this year's draft class. He also happens to be the cousin of the GOAT and Hall of Famer, Jerry Rice. He uses his size to catch the ball in traffic and has good vision in the open field. He is also a solid deep threat and had great production in his last two years at Vanderbilt, in which he had 206 catches for 2,800 yards and 15 touchdowns against SEC defenses.

Weaknesses: Even though he caught several deep balls in four years in college, he is not a burner by any means and sometimes has trouble separating from the defender. Matthews is occasionally slow off the line, which could be a problem at the next level in press coverage.

Bottom Line: He utilizes his frame to his advantage and while he may have trouble separating, he is great at concentrating to make the difficult catch while covered. His size, ability to block, productivity at a high college level, and blood lines will make him an upper round draft choice.

Projected Round: 2

Team He Fits Best On: Redskins, Browns, Jaguars, Ravens

Jordan Matthews Highlights (via Nasir SoReal)