Eagles rookie WR Jordan Matthews will train with A.J. Green and Calvin Johnson this offseason http://t.co/CifWskhypW
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) June 28, 2014
Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Jordan Matthews has his summer vacation planned out before training camp. After he finishes the rookie symposium and finishes up with OTAs, Matthews is going to Atlanta to train with players such as Calvin Johnson, A.J. Green and possibly DeMaryius Thomas.
“I’m going out to Atlanta for a while to go train. I’m going to try to train around guys like A.J. [Green] and Calvin [Johnson] down with Tom Bender and them. So try and get some tutelage from some of those guys, some legends in the league right now. Then I’ll go back and work with my guy Andy McCloy back in Huntsville before I come back. He usually always gets me in good shape, so that’s a guy I’m looking forward to getting back and working with too.”
Matthews was picked by the Eagles and head coach Chip Kelly for a number of reasons; chief among them are the fact that he is smart and he works hard. These are two aspects that helped him excel in his time at Vanderbilt where he was at times, the Commodores’ offense.
While Kelly opted for sleeker, faster weapons during his time at Oregon, he has really added a great deal of size with the Eagles. Matthews is a good athlete with size and a great understanding of how to run routes and doing the little things well that often go unnoticed by casual viewers. Working with a few of the top receivers in the NFL and getting to pick their brains while also getting an idea of how he measures up to where he truly wants to go in his career are certainly not going to hurt Matthews.
The Eagles have been excited about the addition of Matthews since the pick was announced and he continues to give them reasons why they should be. The combination of Matthews’ talents, work ethic and intelligence in Kelly’s offense could have some big results early and be a popular target for Nick Foles even as a rookie.