With college Pro Days beginning to wrap up, the next (and final) phase of the NFL Draft scouting process is formal prospect visits to NFL team facilities. While some teams, like the Jacksonville Jaguars, choose to use their 30 visits to decide between players at the top of the draft board, the Green Bay Packers tend to focus on late-round prospects or potential undrafted free agent signings.
Today we have a report of a visit that the Packers have scheduled with a player who certainly fits that bill. The report comes straight from his agent:
The Green Bay Packers are bringing Mitch Mathews (WR, BYU) in for an official pre-Draft visit next week. Many teams showing interest in him.— Brett Tessler (@TesslerSports) April 6, 2016
Mathews is a name that is fairly low on the radar of the casual fan, but is well-known among BYU fans - he caught the game-winning Hail Mary pass in the Cougars' week one victory over Nebraska last year. Furthermore, his combination of size and speed certainly makes him an interesting prospect. He stands a whopping 6 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 222 pounds - both impressive numbers for a wide receiver, though, and especially so when you see the numbers from BYU's Pro Day.
A sub-4.5 40-yard dash is pretty astounding for a player that big, and he also ran a good 6.99-second time in the three-cone drill. Adding a 36-inch vertical to his 6'6" frame makes him seem like a very tantalizing selection late on day three.
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