The Philadelphia Eagles announced that they signed second-round pick WR Jordan Matthews.
The team has signed all of their draft picks outside of first-round pick OLB Marcus Smith.
Matthews’s four-year contract is worth an estimated $4,949,264, with a signing bonus of $1,919,468 according to OverTheCap.com.
The Eagles traded up from pick No. 54 to pick No. 42 to select Matthews. The team was in serious need of help at the wide receiver position, and fortunately for them the class was very deep.
Matthews is a big target with long arms and huge hands. While he does not possess elite athleticism, he is able to make catches in traffic and on the outside thanks to his excellent ball skills. He is not the game-breaker that WR DeSean Jackson was, but he should fit in nicely alongside WR Riley Cooper and WR Jeremy Maclin.
Matthews was exceptionally productive at Vanderbilt. He holds the SEC record for receptions and yards with 262 and 3,759 respectively.