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Melvin Matthews
SI Grade
3.20
Position: Class:
4Sr
School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
6-3.5, 305
40 Time:
5.28

BIOGRAPHY: All-Conference selection as a senior after posting 32/18/8, leading the team in tackles for loss and sacks. Junior totals included 19/2.5/1.5 in 11 games.

POSITIVES: Matthews is an underrated prospect who really came on as a senior, and he will now get consideration in the late rounds. He's a solid run stopper who could be worked into a four-man rotation on the defensive line.

NEGATIVES: Easily controlled at the point by a single blocker. Average pass rush skills, despite the sack numbers.

ANALYSIS: Explosive interior plugger build low to the ground. Plays with good pad level, gets underneath opponents, and drives up the field. Plays with good body control, works his hands throughout the action, and is rarely off his feet. Displays good awareness and shows solid instincts. Gets push up the field and slides off blocks to make the tackle. Focused on by opponents in the middle of the line.

PROJECTION: FA

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