• • • Declared Underclassmen • • • 2015 Senior Bowl Preview • • • • • • NFL Games: • • • New England 17 Carolina 16 (FINAL) • • • Detroit 22 Jacksonville 17 (FINAL) • • • Tennessee 10 Kansas City 34 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • Pittsburgh 19 Buffalo 43 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • Atlanta 9 Miami 13 (END OF 4TH) • • • Cleveland 31 Tampa Bay 7 (END OF 4TH) • • • Minnesota 28 Dallas 14 (END OF 4TH) • • • NY Jets 28 NY Giants 18 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • Chicago 10 Cincinnati 21 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • Washington 31 Baltimore 13 (FINAL) • • • Seattle 16 San Diego 15 (END OF 4TH) • • • Philadelphia 39 Green Bay 26 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • Indianapolis 24 St. Louis 14 (END OF 4TH) • • • San Francisco 12 Denver 19 (FINAL) • • • Houston 27 New Orleans 13 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • Arizona 30 Oakland 23 (FINAL) • • • • • • • • • NCAA Games: • • • North Carolina at South Carolina (THU, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET) • • • Florida Intl at UCF (THU, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET) • • • Oklahoma State at Central Michigan (THU, SEP 3 7:00 PM ET) • • • Elon at Wake Forest (THU, SEP 3 7:00 PM ET) • • • VMI at Ball State (THU, SEP 3 7:00 PM ET) • • • Stony Brook at Toledo (THU, SEP 3 7:00 PM ET) • • • Alcorn State at Georgia Tech (THU, SEP 3 7:30 PM ET) • • • Villanova at Connecticut (THU, SEP 3 7:30 PM ET) • • • Western Kentucky at Vanderbilt (THU, SEP 3 8:00 PM ET) • • • Michigan at Utah (THU, SEP 3 8:30 PM ET) • • • TCU at Minnesota (THU, SEP 3 9:00 PM ET) • • • Ohio at Idaho (THU, SEP 3 9:00 PM ET) • • • Southern Utah at Utah State (THU, SEP 3 9:00 PM ET) • • • Duke at Tulane (THU, SEP 3 9:30 PM ET) • • • Texas San Antonio at Arizona (THU, SEP 3 10:00 PM ET) • • • UC Davis at Nevada (THU, SEP 3 10:00 PM ET) • • • New Hampshire at San Jos? State (THU, SEP 3 10:00 PM ET) • • • Abilene Christian at Fresno State (THU, SEP 3 10:00 PM ET) • • • Colorado at Hawaii (FRI, SEP 4 1:00 AM ET) • • • Charlotte at Georgia State (FRI, SEP 4 3:30 PM ET) • • • Baylor at SMU (FRI, SEP 4 7:00 PM ET) • • • Michigan State at Western Michigan (FRI, SEP 4 7:00 PM ET) • • • Rhode Island at Syracuse (FRI, SEP 4 7:00 PM ET) • • • Fordham at Army (FRI, SEP 4 7:00 PM ET) • • • Weber State at Oregon State (FRI, SEP 4 8:00 PM ET) • • • Kent State at Illinois (FRI, SEP 4 9:00 PM ET) • • • Washington at Boise State (FRI, SEP 4 10:15 PM ET) • • • Louisiana Monroe at Georgia (SAT, SEP 5 12:00 PM ET) • • • Tennessee-Martin at Ole Miss (SAT, SEP 5 12:00 PM ET) • • • Stanford at Northwestern (SAT, SEP 5 12:00 PM ET) • • • Colgate at Navy (SAT, SEP 5 12:00 PM ET) • • • Norfolk State at Rutgers (SAT, SEP 5 12:00 PM ET) • • • Illinois State at Iowa (SAT, SEP 5 12:00 PM ET) • • • Richmond at Maryland (SAT, SEP 5 12:00 PM ET) • • • South Dakota State at Kansas (SAT, SEP 5 12:00 PM ET) • • • Wofford at Clemson (SAT, SEP 5 12:30 PM ET) • • • Youngstown State at Pittsburgh (SAT, SEP 5 1:00 PM ET) • • • Maine at Boston College (SAT, SEP 5 1:00 PM ET) • • • Portland State at Washington State (SAT, SEP 5 2:00 PM ET) • • • Louisville at Auburn (SAT, SEP 5 3:30 PM ET) • • • Virginia at UCLA (SAT, SEP 5 3:30 PM ET) • • • UTEP at Arkansas (SAT, SEP 5 3:30 PM ET) • • • Sam Houston State at Texas Tech (SAT, SEP 5 3:30 PM ET) • • • BYU at Nebraska (SAT, SEP 5 3:30 PM ET) • • • Old Dominion at Eastern Michigan (SAT, SEP 5 3:30 PM ET) • • • Penn State at Temple (SAT, SEP 5 3:30 PM ET) • • • Wagner at Rice (SAT, SEP 5 3:30 PM ET) • • • Florida Atlantic at Tulsa (SAT, SEP 5 3:30 PM ET) • • • Morgan State at Air Force (SAT, SEP 5 3:30 PM ET) • • • Albany at Buffalo (SAT, SEP 5 3:30 PM ET) • • • Presbyterian College at Miami (OH) (SAT, SEP 5 3:30 PM ET) • • • Howard at Appalachian State (SAT, SEP 5 3:30 PM ET) • • • Southeast Missouri State at Missouri (SAT, SEP 5 4:00 PM ET) • • • Bowling Green at Tennessee (SAT, SEP 5 4:00 PM ET) • • • Savannah State at Colorado State (SAT, SEP 5 4:00 PM ET) • • • North Dakota at Wyoming (SAT, SEP 5 4:00 PM ET) • • • Southern Illinois at Indiana (SAT, SEP 5 4:00 PM ET) • • • Grambling State at California (SAT, SEP 5 5:00 PM ET) • • • Bethune-Cookman at Miami (FL) (SAT, SEP 5 6:00 PM ET) • • • Troy at NC State (SAT, SEP 5 6:00 PM ET) • • • Towson at East Carolina (SAT, SEP 5 6:00 PM ET) • • • Gardner-Webb at South Alabama (SAT, SEP 5 6:00 PM ET) • • • Arizona State at Texas A&M (SAT, SEP 5 7:00 PM ET) • • • Akron at Oklahoma (SAT, SEP 5 7:00 PM ET) • • • Mississippi Valley State at New Mexico (SAT, SEP 5 7:00 PM ET) • • • Florida A&M at South Florida (SAT, SEP 5 7:00 PM ET) • • • Missouri State at Memphis (SAT, SEP 5 7:00 PM ET) • • • Alabama A&M at Cincinnati (SAT, SEP 5 7:00 PM ET) • • • Southern at Louisiana Tech (SAT, SEP 5 7:00 PM ET) • • • Jackson State at Middle Tennessee (SAT, SEP 5 7:00 PM ET) • • • Louisiana Lafayette at Kentucky (SAT, SEP 5 7:00 PM ET) • • • South Dakota at Kansas State (SAT, SEP 5 7:10 PM ET) • • • Texas at Notre Dame (SAT, SEP 5 7:30 PM ET) • • • McNeese State at LSU (SAT, SEP 5 7:30 PM ET) • • • Georgia Southern at West Virginia (SAT, SEP 5 7:30 PM ET) • • • New Mexico State at Florida (SAT, SEP 5 7:30 PM ET) • • • UNLV at Northern Illinois (SAT, SEP 5 7:30 PM ET) • • • Wisconsin at Alabama (SAT, SEP 5 8:00 PM ET) • • • Eastern Washington at Oregon (SAT, SEP 5 8:00 PM ET) • • • Texas State at Florida State (SAT, SEP 5 8:00 PM ET) • • • San Diego at San Diego State (SAT, SEP 5 8:00 PM ET) • • • Northern Iowa at Iowa State (SAT, SEP 5 8:00 PM ET) • • • Tennessee Tech at Houston (SAT, SEP 5 8:00 PM ET) • • • Mississippi State at Southern Mississippi (SAT, SEP 5 10:00 PM ET) • • • Arkansas State at USC (SAT, SEP 5 11:00 PM ET) • • • Purdue at Marshall (SUN, SEP 6 3:00 PM ET) • • • Ohio State at Virginia Tech (MON, SEP 7 8:00 PM ET) • • • • • •

Ryan Mathews
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Running Back

Fresno State


College Position: Running Back
School: Fresno State
Grade: Junior
Height: 5-11
Weight: 220
Birthdate: 05-01-1987
Draft Projection: Late First
Overall Rank: 23
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Running Back (2)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2010 Draft by the San Diego Chargers in Round 1 with the #12 pick.

Strengths

  • Good all-around back who can run inside and out
  • Played his best in the big games (234 yards vs. Boise State)
  • Capable of carrying a heavy load (8 games with 20+ carries)
  • Played in a pro style offense
  • Nice combination of power and speed
  • 2nd leading rusher in the country in 2009 (1,808 yards rushing)
  • With strong workouts he could sneak into the end of the first round
 

Weaknesses

  • Not a factor in the passing game. Just 19 receptions in college career
  • Has durability concerns
  • Lacks a second gear in the open field
  • Needs to improve as a pass blocker

News

Fantasy Football Week 16 Running Back Rankings - Dec 24 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
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Fantasy Football 101: To Start or To Sit Week 14 - Dec 10 (Dan Carey)
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Fantasy Football 101: To Start or To Sit Week 10 - Nov 11 (Dan Carey)
Fantasy Football Week 10 Running Back Rankings - Nov 11 (NFL Draft 101 Staff)
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Fantasy Football Week 5 Runningbacks Rankings - Oct 7 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy Football Week 4 Runningback Rankings - Sep 29 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy Football Week 3 Runningback Rankings - Sep 24 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy Football Week 2 Runningback Rankings - Sep 15 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy Football 101: 2011 Runningback Rankings - Aug 23 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy 101: Week 15 Pickups and Other Quick Hits - Dec 12 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy 101: Week 11 Pickups and Other Quick Hits - Nov 14 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: Week 5 Quick Hits - Oct 10 (Chris Maier)
NFL Week 5 Preview - Oct 8 (Doug Lancy)
Fantasy Football 101: Week 4 Quick Hits - Oct 3 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: Week Three Quick Hits - Sep 26 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: Week Two Quick Hits - Sep 19 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: What We Learned From Week 1 - Sep 12 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: 32+ Thoughts As Drafts Come Into Focus - Aug 22 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Bust Candidates - Aug 7 (Chris Maier)
2010 Pre-Season All Offensive Rookie Team - Aug 4 (Dan Wernery)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Tight End Rankings #1 - 20 - Jul 25 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Running Back Rankings #41- 60 - Jul 9 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Running Back Rankings #1 - 20 - Jul 9 (Chris Maier)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Quarterback Rankings #1 - 20 - Jul 4 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: PRE-Pre-Season All_Rookie Team - Offense - May 15 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Grades: AFC West - May 9 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for AFC Teams (Day Two) - Apr 23 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: Raul Colon's Mock Draft - Final Edition - Apr 21 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: 10 Can't-Miss Prospects - Apr 17 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for AFC Teams - Apr 6 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: The Fire & Ice Report - Quarterbacks Not Named Bradford Falling - Mar 18 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Spotlight: Lonyae Miller - Mar 14 (Raul Colon)
Raul Colon's 2010 NFL Mock Draft - Post Combine - Mar 7 (Raul Colon)
2010 NFL Draft - Unofficial Declared Underclassmen List - Jan 15 (Chris Maier)
2009-10 Bowl Game Preview: New Mexico Bowl - Dec 15 (Chris Maier)

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