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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 the 1st round with the #12 pick.
Ryan Mathews is an ideal scheme fit for San Diego as a replacement for LaDainian Tomlinson. He runs well inside and outside plus he is an underrated receiver. The Chargers failed in the playoffs against the Steelers in 2008 and Jets in 2009 in large part due to their inability to sustain drives with a power running game. The Chargers paid a hefty price to trade up to make this pick, but given the dearth of every down backs in this year's draft felt it was worth it. The Chargers are banking on Mathews being the final piece in the puzzle that puts them over the top.

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

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Fantasy 101: Week 15 Pickups and Other Quick Hits - Dec 12 (Chris Maier)
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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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