BIO: Track and field sprint champion awarded All-Conference honors the past two years. Led the team in receiving as a senior posting 30/884/9, averaging 29.5 yards per reception. Also averaged 35.5 yards on 25 kick returns, bringing five back for scores. Junior receiving numbers included 40/977/9.
POSITIVES: Explosive pass catcher with homerun hitting speed. Physical and battles to make the tough reception. Easily outruns opponents down the field and a scoring threat any time he gets his hands on the ball.
NEGATIVES: Has character questions, which must be answered. Very raw and must improve his route running skills and pass catching consistency. Does not consistently play to his timed speed.
ANALYSIS: A prospect everyone is talking about after an outstanding Combine, Mathis is a tremendous athlete still developing as a football player. Possesses the size to be a number one receiver at the next level, yet not the sure thing many are making him out to be. Offers tremendous long-term potential and can be a big play threat as a rookie in the NFL, but must fully develop his game.