Scouting Report: Greg Matthews

Written by Rob Engle on February 13, 2010



Greg Matthews


Position: WR School: Michigan
Height: 6’3" Weight: 207 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time:

Overall Grade:

5.31

Draft Projection:

Late Round Pick




Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 6
Speed 8 5
Quickness/Agility 10 6
Strength/Explosion 10 6.5
Athletic Ability 8 5
Durability 8 7.5
Character 6 5
Production/Experience 6 3.5
Toughness 8 6
Potential 10 5


Wide Receiver Specific Categories

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Route Running 10 6
Hands 10 7
Blocking 4 3
Short Routes 8 5.5
Deep Routes 8 5
Elusiveness/YAC 8 4



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Big receiver with a lot of experience. Still has potential because he was never really given a shot at Michigan do to shoddy QB play. Has decent hands and will make most catches. Good body control.


Weaknesses

Very raw and routes aren’t very tuned. Didn’t produce a lot, but again might have been because of poor QB play in a run first offense. Isn’t as physical as he should be and struggles against press coverage.


Analysis

Could be a decent pick in the later rounds and produce as a 4th wideout and play on special teams. Doesn’t have a ton of potential because he doesn’t have tools you look for in a starting wideout (besides size). Still might make some team happy in the right system (west coast, possibly). Matthews also has experience as a punt returner.


Experience

Matthews played in 49 career games and made 27 starts at wide receiver

Awards and Honors

2009: n/a
2008: n/a
2007: n/a
2006: n/a

Academics

Kinesiology major at Michigan.

Injuries

No injury history

Bloodlines

Cousin of current NFL wide receiver, Ted Ginn, Jr.


Receiving Stats
Year Rec Yards Avg Long TD Rush Yards TD
2009 29 352 12.1 40 1 0 0 0
2008 35 409 11.7 35 2 0 0 0
2007 39 366 9.4 26 3 2 17 0
2006 7 68 9.7 22 0 0 0 0





Punt Return Stats
Year Returns Yards TD FC Long
2009 19 24 0 12 16
2008 11 54 0 5 32
2007 43 224 0 15 29
2006 2 14 0 0 9






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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Rob Engle.