EllijayFalconsFan Posted August 14, 2011 Share Posted August 14, 2011 I watched him very closely during the Dolphins game and I came away very pleased in what I saw from the 7th rounder from South Carolina. He has tremendous hand speed and placement for a late draft pick. Time and time again I saw Matthews keep himself clean from an OT by slapping away his hands. This is something a lot of DEs have trouble with (Lawerence Sidbury) and it's very good sign for the young DE. He got close to the QB on a couple of occasions getting there once for 1 sack and was even a factor on running plays. It was a great showing for such a young player.Now am I saying he is a star and saying "ZOMG!!! START HIM!"? No, I am not. But, what I will say is that Cliff Matthews has a very strong and intriguing skill set out of the box. If Matthews wants to be great, if he wants to get better at his craft, then watch out. Because we may look back on this draft and highlight the fact that Matthews was just a 7th round draft pick. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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