Jan 4, 2014; Birmingham, AL, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores wide receiver Jordan Matthews (87) catches a pass against Houston Cougars defensive back Trevon Stewart (23) during the 2014 Compass Bowl at Legion Field. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Senior Bowl Notes: Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews Impressive


As two NFL teams prepare for the Super Bowl, this week, a lot of eyes will be on the Reese’s Senior Bowl, which is annually one of the most important weeks for draft prospects aside from the Scouting Combine and pro days.

This year’s Senior Bowl features some really intriguing prospects, and undoubtedly will have some first rounders on the field, but one prospect I am more and more intrigued by is Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews, who was impressive at the initial weigh-in.

At just a hair under 6’3″, Matthews weighed in at 209 pounds and had long arms measuring at 32 5/8 inches, along with 10 1/2 inch hands.

As impressive at Matthews is, these physical measurables are merely confirmation with the numbers he put up at Vanderbilt, establishing himself as one of the top receivers in the SEC.

There were also rumors from Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) on Twitter that Matthews had requested coaches film of every cornerback at the Senior Bowl, which probably has been done before but I’ve never heard of a young receiver doing anything like that, and it shows me an additional level of work ethic from a kid who is probably already one of the most talented at the Senior Bowl.

I’m impressed by Jordan Matthews, and I think in a loaded draft at receiver, he could be one of the highest selected and a good week in Mobile will propel him even higher on draft boards.

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  • SoCalChiefsFan

    I was really hoping this kid would be there in the 3rd round for the Chiefs to pick up! It doesn’t look like that’s going to happen!