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Casey Matthews
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Inside Linebacker

Oregon


College Position: Inside Linebacker
School: Oregon
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-2
Weight: 235
Birthdate: 01-16-1989
Draft Projection: Fourth
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Inside Linebacker (7)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 4th round with the #19 pick.
The Eagles needed help at the linebacker spot, and they're getting some with Matthews. The former Duck obviously has great bloodlines, but his high motor and playmaking ability will make him an instant favorite in the City of Brotherly Love.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Instinctive middle linebacker
  • Great bloodlines (Brother and Father both NFL linebackers)
  • Always around the football - good awareness and anticipation
  • High football IQ - diagnoses plays
  • Determined - gives great effort
  • Wrap up tackler
  • Looks comfortable in coverage
  • 2.5 year starter
 

Weaknesses

  • Undersized for a middle linebacker
  • Needs to get stronger
  • Lacks ideal speed and agility
  • Struggles to run with backs and tight ends in coverage
  • Struggles to shed blocks
  • Stiff hips
  • Not a big hitter

News

2011 NFL Draft Recap: NFC East Grades - May 12 (Fran Duffy)
Chris Maier's 2011 NFL Draft Winners and Losers - May 3 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Inside Linebacker - Apr 22 (Fran Duffy)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day Four - Jan 27 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day Three - Jan 26 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Team Heights Weights and More - Jan 24 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Preview: Who and What to Watch - Jan 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: Confirmed Players - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)

Mock Draft Results


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