BIO: All-Conference selection as a senior totaling 248/1,313/15 on the ground and 19/156/1 as a pass catcher. Junior totals included 995 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns when he started two of 12 games. Began his college career at UCLA.
POSITIVES: Quick, explosive back with a developing game. Sets up blocks, finds the cutback lanes and quickly gets through the open seams on the field. Displayed improved patience as a senior. Works runs, driving up the field and picking up as much yardage as possible.
NEGATIVES: Does not run with great pad level, balance or strength. Lacks creativity and the ability to gain yardage when nothing.s available.
ANALYSIS: Consistently improving, Mathis is a solid late-round choice who could develop into a third back on an NFL roster.