All time leader in SEC History in receptions and receiving yardage, as well as 100 yard receiving games.
Let me start off by saying I am a huge Vanderbilt and Raiders fan, and Oakland HAS to take Jordan Matthews with the 2nd Round pick. With the combine a couple days away, every draft "expert" says that Matthews lacks elite speed and athleticism. Coming from someone who has watched 90% of the games he's played in, I don't see where they get that judgement. I honestly think he's gonna run a forty in the 4.45 range. I've watched this kid run away from SEC corners and safeties. He also has a nice stiff arm. The couple highlight videos I've attached will prove that.
Not only is he talented, but Matthews is a bright young intelligent man with a huuuuuuge chip on his shoulder. Just listen to one of his interviews and you'll see what I'm talking about. I'll attach a recent interview with Jim Rome. The chip on his shoulder comes from not being offered from any major or even minor schools. He was a 2 Star prospect coming out of Madison, Alabama. He received a late scholarship offer from Vanderbilt when Bradley Roby decommited and chose Ohio State. From that day on he's had a tremendous chip on his shoulder and continues to have that chip. He has great size and has a knack for making those "clutch" catches. Not sure if anyone caught the opening Vandy game on Thursday night against Ole Miss, but he took a massive hit across the middle. Ended up vomiting a couple plays later and then ended up making a huuuuge 4th and long catch to keep them in the game. He made another clutch 4th Down catch against Wake Forest to keep Vandy in the game. Kid has raw talent.
Bottom line is, Jordan Matthews is a receiver that is gonna have an immediate impact in the NFL. He is a smart hard working kid with a chip on his shoulder. He broke SEC records at Vanderbilt, of all places. He saw tons of double teams his Senior season and still managed to catch over 110 balls for almost 1,500 yards. Oh, and he's related to Jerry Rice, haha.
Jim Rome interview. Tremendous interview really shows Matthews character and that chip he has on that shoulder.
Pretty cool video, Jordan wearing a helmet cam for first day of preseason camp