Panthers get solid G in Mathis

The Panthers get another great pick in the third round, selecting Alabama Guard Evan Mathis. Some NFL Pundits have stated that Mathis is a "top 10 steal in this years' draft".

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Evan Mathis School: Alabama Ht: 6-5.5 Wt: 304 40: 5.00 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors in the past. Used at both right tackle and guard in college. All-Academic award winner in the past.



Positives: Tough, durable lineman with the versatility to be used at several spots up front. Quick off the snap, stays square and strong at the point. Keeps his feet moving throughout the play, anchors in pass protection, displaying power at the point of attack. Solid position blocker who seals lanes for ball carriers. Nasty and always working to hit someone. Effectively fights with his hands throughout the play. Makes good use of blocking angles and rides rushers out of the action.

Negatives: Not effective in motion and lacks adjustment on the second level. Could improve the strength of his base and not a drive blocker.

Analysis: Best in a small area or straight ahead, Mathis has been rising up draft boards with his play last season. Would be effective at guard in a zone blocking scheme, yet could also help out at tackle in a pinch. Offers growth potential that will only improve his overall game.

Mel Kiper Jr. stated that Mathis was "one of the top 10 steals of the draft". Chris Mortensen said that Mathis would be an elite OL down the line.

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