Sunday, February 20, 2011

2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Casey Matthews

Casey Matthews, Oregon (6'0" 230 lbs.)

Positives: Being the brother of Green Bay Packers standout linebacker Clay Matthews will help his draft status. Casey has a lot of the same skills as his older brother including very good closing speed when pursuing quarterbacks. He plays with good body control and has quick feet. He's pretty good in coverage and has enough speed to cover most tight ends. He's solid against the run and has great instincts. He's a hard hitter.

Negatives: He's not the fastest player at linebacker and he'll need to add weight. He has a tendency to play out of control and misses too many tackles. He gets fooled too often by misdirection plays.

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