The rookie has only taken part in one practice that was open to the media, but Eagles WR Jordan Matthews sure put on a show. Matthews showed quick burst off the line of scrimmage and tremendous speed for his size while making several tough catches Monday afternoon. One aspect about Matthews that seems to come off is his confidence, not only in his press conference quotes but the fact that on several occasions he even put his hand in the air calling for the ball.. during seven-on-seven drills. There are far worse things in the world than a second-round draft pick at wide receiver wanting the ball in his hands, even during spring practices.
Matthews will likely see snaps in the slot this season. The Eagles are going to spread the ball around, so he doesn't have a ton of upside unless there's an injury ahead of him on the depth chart.