Alexander Mattison, RB, Boise State #22

5107, 218, 4.60


Notes: From San Bernardino, CA. Appeared in all 13 games as a freshman, rushing 67 times for 328 yards (4.9 avg.) and 4 touchdowns and caught 5 passes for 54 yards in 2016. Appeared in all 14 games, making 9 starts, rushed 212-1,086-12 (5.1 avg.) with a long run of 71 yards and caught 28-284-1 in 2017. Started all 13 games, rushed 302-1,415-17 (4.7 avg., long run of 59), caught 27-173 and averaged 21.8 on 4 kickoff returns in 2018. Combine – measured 5105, 221, did 22 reps, ran 4.67 forty, 35-inch vertical jump, 10-7 broad jump, 4.29 20-yard shuttle, 7.13 three cone drill. Came back to run 4.60 at his Pro Day.

Positives: Good vision and instincts. Quick feet. Excellent jump cutter. Can make tacklers miss and surge for tough yards. Runs hard. Breaks tackles. Good patience, balance and ability to read and set up his blocks. Can stop and start quickly and has a knack for finding daylight. Has a nose for the endzone. Effective receiver out of the backfield. Very good hands. Has lined up as Wildcat quarterback.

Negatives: Has no truly outstanding physical characteristic or sizzle as a runner. Average long speed and gets caught from behind at times.

Summary: Not spectacular, but a fine all-around back who can be productive if called upon.

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