- BProjectionRound 4-5
- Hand9 ⅛
Strong Points: Very productive (2,501 yards and 29 TDs on the ground and 55 receptions in his past two seasons combined). Quick and explosive. Patient runner with a burst. Good vision -- picks and slides at the line of scrimmage. Home-run hitter. Good receiver out of the backfield with soft hands. Protects the ball.
Weak Points: Leaves his feet often to hurdle tacklers -- a good way to get hurt. Inconsistent pass blocker -- willing but doesn't get (or keep) good position or use his hands well. Undeveloped route runner.
The Way We See It: Mattison was a two-year starter who came on strong the last part of the 2018 season with 689 yards in his final four games. He has good size, strength and power and is quick to the hole yet patient enough to wait for blocks to set up. Mattison runs with good lean, quick feet and enough elusiveness to make the first man miss. He has some explosiveness to break a long run. He is a determined runner who consistently gets yardage after first contact and is tough in the red zone. Very consistent as a runner and a receiver, Mattison has the skill set to become a NFL starter.