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Name: Clay Matthews 
College: Southern Cal     Number: 47
Height: 6-3   Weight: 240
Position: OLB  Pos2: DE
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2009

40 Low: 4.52
   40 Time: 4.62
  40 High: 4.72
Projected Round: 1  Stock:   High: Mid 1  Low: Early 2
Rated number 3 out of 190 OLB's     22 / 2491 TOTAL
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6031
Weight: 240
40 Yrd Dash: 4.62
20 Yrd Dash: 2.68
10 Yrd Dash: 1.49
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 23
Vertical Jump: 35 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'01"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.18
3-Cone Drill: 6.90


Dates: 04/01/09
Height: 6031
Weight: 240
40 Yrd Dash: 4.58
20 Yrd Dash: 2.68
10 Yrd Dash: 1.58
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 35
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 

   
 Data Scout Notes: 2ndC

Post-Draft Outlook:
A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 1/26 -- Clay Matthews, LB, 6-3, 245, Southern California...As tickled as Ted Thompson was to have Raji slide to the Packers early in Round 1, the general manager eagerly wanted Matthews to fill another missing piece in the new defensive scheme. Hence, Thompson mortgaged the rest of Green Bay's first half of the draft -- a second-round pick (No. 41) and two third-round choices (Nos. 73 and 83) -- to go up to get the all-around playmaker that is Matthews. More than having strong NFL bloodlines, Matthews is a ready-made starter at right outside linebacker with his combination of tenacious run defense, unbridled pass rush off the edge and improving coverage skills. - by The Sports Xchange
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 Draft Scout Clay Matthews News
11/20/14 - OLB Clay Matthews is on the injury report this week with a groin injury that flared up coming out of the 53-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Matthews didn't do much in practice Wednesday, but head coach Mike McCarthy didn't indicate afterward that the recurring injury could impact his star player's availability for Sunday's game at the Minnesota Vikings.
11/20/14 - LB Clay Matthews was in the "limited" participation category for the second straight day of practice Thursday. Matthews, who is dealing with a recurring groin injury, said he was "a little sore" after the Packers' rout of the Philadelphia Eagles last weekend but is optimistic he will be good to make the start Sunday at the Minnesota Vikings. "I feel good," he said Thursday. "So, I don't think there will be any limitations going into this weekend."
11/17/14 - LB Clay Matthews jumped ahead of Aaron Kampman into fourth place on Green Bay's career sacks list with 54 1/2. Matthews had one of Green Bay's three sacks of Philadelphia quarterback Mark Sanchez on Sunday.
11/10/14 - LB Clay Matthews led the team with 11 tackles, including one sack and two tackles for losses while starting as an inside linebacker for the first time in his career. A second sack was taken away by a penalty. "I was in great position to make a lot of plays tonight and I think that's ultimately the reason why we needed to make a few changes around here."
11/10/14 - LB Clay Matthews had his most productive game Sunday of what had been an underwhelming season for the Green Bay Packers' four-time Pro Bowl linebacker. That his career-high 11 tackles and a sack in the Packers' 55-14 thrashing of the visiting Chicago Bears on Sunday night came from playing mostly at a new position doesn't mean Matthews has a new home on the field. "We'll see what it means moving forward," Matthews said after the game. "Obviously, it's a little premature to say this is a switch to middle linebacker or whatever you want to call it." The playmaking outside linebacker opened the game standing beside A.J. Hawk at inside linebacker in Green Bay's four-linebacker formation. While it was Matthews' first start at the inside spot in his six-year pro career, he has lined up there in situational packages at other points in the season. Giving him a more extended look at inside 'backer Sunday came about during Green Bay's preceding bye week as defensive coordinator Dom Capers looked at ways to bolster his unit's league-worst run defense.
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