Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Tray Matthews

Safety
School: Auburn | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0 / 210 | 40: 4.58 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.34
Projected Round
6th
Bio: 
Three-year starter at Auburn who made 59 tackles with one interception, one sack and two pass breakups in 2017 to earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Led the team with 76 tackles and added one interception, one forced fumble and three PBUs as a junior. Recorded 46 tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble and two pass breakups as a sophomore. Redshirted the 2014 season after transferring from Georgia. Started six games as a true freshman for the Bulldogs and posted 36 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and four PBUs.
Pos: 
Strong, forceful safety who comes off a terrific season. Explosive, constantly around the action and a terrific open-field tackler. Displays quickness, easily changes direction and displays solid lateral range. Shows a straight-line burst of speed and quickly closes to the action. Forceful and aggressively defends screen passes and run plays.
Neg: 
Does not always take correct angles to the action. Better in a straight line. Average ball skills.
Analysis: 
Matthews flashed ability his first two seasons at Auburn and elevated his game as a senior. He has the size and ability to line up as a strong safety and special teamer.