Rishard Matthews took the junior-college route to Nevada. Wolf Pack fans only wish the coaches would have had him for a full four years.
In his two years with the program, Matthews led the team in receptions. In fact, his 91 catches in 2011 led the entire WAC.
Matthews regularly turned in large gains. He produced 1,364 yards and eight touchdowns resulting in a 15-yard average per reception last season.
Matthews has excellent hands. He recovered from an injury-related combine disappointment by "running crisp routes and catching every pass thrown to him" in his own personal workout for the scouts, according to NFLDraftScout.com.
As for his deficiencies, he is not the type of receiver who will win aerial matchups. Matthews is listed at 6'2" and has a good, but not great, 36-inch vertical.
Matthews will have an opportunity to make an immediate impact mostly on special teams, but he could blossom as a sure-handed third option on an established offense.
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