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.