Philadelphia Eagles Draft Grades

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Jan 4, 2014; Birmingham, AL, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores wide receiver Jordan Matthews (87) carries the ball for a touchdown during the 2014 Compass Bowl against the Houston Cougars at Legion Field. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt 42nd overall

Many expected the Eagles to target a wide receiver in the first round. In fact, some mock drafts had the Eagles selecting Jordan Matthews with the 22nd pick. To pick him with a trade up in the second round with the Tennessee Titans was brilliant. The Eagles drafted a first round talent in the second round. Matthews is exactly what Eagles head coach Chip Kelly wants in a receiver. Big, strong, sticky hands, and a good locker room guy with great effort. Matthews stands at 6’3, 212lbs and ran a 4.4 forty at the combine. Matthews runs crisp routes and is a willing run blocker. Matthews will come in right away and contribute from the slot and outside. Matthews with some time, can turn into a Pro Bowl wide receiver.

Grade: A