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Fresno State RB Mathews declares for 2010 NFL Draft

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After finishing the season with 144 yards and two touchdowns in the New Mexico Bowl RB Ryan Mathews has decided to forego his senior season at Fresno State and enter the 2010 NFL Draft. According to the Fresno State Bee Mathews has hired an agent named Frank Bauer out of Stockton, CA.

The talented RB was leaning towards staying Fresno but in a meeting with Coach Pat Hill and Mathews, Hill encouraged Mathews to take the next step in his career. Hill and Mathews now share the same agent.

This is really smart move for Hill for several reasons. Already ranked as the fourth best RB in the draft Hill should go in the mid to late second round. Throughout his career Hill has been labeled as injury prone after being hurt both his fresman and sophomore years. This year Mathews was beastly with the only blip being a concussion that caused him to miss one game.

For the year Mathews totaled 1,808 yards rushing and has 35 career touchdowns. Watching him in the New Mexico Bowl I came away impressed. A powerful runner Mathews never went down with just one tackler, a group would have to bring him down. He also gained a bunch of yards are contact. I'm excited to see what Mathews can do in the NFL and think he'll suprise alot of folks like Chris Johnson did when he came out of East Carolina.