Round 1: Green Bay Selects OLB Clay Matthews

With Selection 26 in Round 1, Green Bay selects OLB Clay Matthews, USC. Learn more about this pick from team and draft experts!

Player Clay Matthews - OLB - USC
Team Green Bay Packers
Pick Round 1, Selection 26 (26 Overall)
Combine Stats Ht: 6031v   Wt: 240v   Forty: 4.67v  
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Chris Steuber Ranking
#26 out of 357 overall
#3 at OLB
Matthews is a versatile linebacker who can play all three LB positions. He has great size and quickness and can impact a game in many ways. He's an instinctive player who has great range and anticipation skills. He's disruptive off the edge and makes a lot of plays in the backfield. He's an outstanding blitzer and is aggressive at the point of attack. He's an opportunistic defender who's always around the ball.
Tom Marino's Ranking
#33 out of 501 overall
#3 at OLB
Adam Caplan's Flash Analysis With the move to a 3-4 defensive scheme, the Packers were looking for depth and linebacker and Matthews could compete for playing time as a backup this season on the inside and outside.
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