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Rishard Matthews to Dolphins: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 02:  Rishard Matthews #15 of the Nevada Reno Wolf Pack grabs a reception over Sidney Hodge #23 UNLV Rebels during the third quarter of their game at Sam Boyd Stadium October 2, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nevada Reno won 44-26.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Brandon AlisogluCorrespondent IApril 28, 2012

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

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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