Dior Mathis Did What?

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University of Oregon Pro Day has commenced, and the numbers are in. Marcus Mariota lit up the field as he was seen taking snaps under center for the first time in a meaningful situation, Arik Armstead decided not to run the 40, and Jake Fisher further proved why he should be considered a first round draft pick.

Dior Mathis after his Pro Day performance.

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Dior Mathis after his Pro Day performance.

Because Dior Mathis is an undersized, underplayed Senior, many people will overlook his numbers. Did you know that Mathis ran a 4.2 second 40 yard dash? Yes, it was unofficial, but WOW!

Mathis has never been considered a standout player. What Ifo Ekpre-Olomu lacks in size, he makes up for in shear talent. Mathis lacks size, and showed flashes of greatness, but was never able to put it together. In his career at Oregon, he recorded 55 tackles and interceptions, according to sports-reference.com. Mathis was not invited to the NFL Combine, and has never been considered one to get drafted come late April. Running a 4.2, however, might get scouts to look at him.

4.5 is fast, 4.4 is elite, 4.3 is insane – 4.2. is unheard of. Mathis could end up floating around the NFL as an undrafted rookie looking for a special teams unit that needs a speedster. Whatever ends up happening, FishDuck.com wishes Mathis the best in his future endeavors.

And for your viewing pleasure, enjoy watching Mathis and De’Anthony Thomas team up to obliterate the field in the 4×100 meter relay.

Top Photo by Kevin Cline

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Jason Selby

Jason Selby

Jason is a Junior at the University of Oregon, currently double majoring in Public Relations and Political Science. Jason has been an avid sports fan for his entire life, growing up playing Football, Basketball, and Baseball. Over the last year, Jason has found his love for sports reporting, and enjoys creating pieces that use his love and knowledge for sports to portray his message. In his spare time, Jason enjoys obsessing over Ducks sports, Scuba Diving around the world, and listening to music. Tweet at Jason…. @1seltank. He loves talking sports with other avid sports fans.

  • MAITAIDUCK

    Baker Canton and Manu will all impress and be in the D Line rotation’s next fall so count on it! 2 to 3 O lineman will also get into the rotation and the 3 I’m talking about all have the mental toughness to succeed in Greatwoods Line rotation’s as well as that MEAN STREAK BIG Jake demonstrated for his whole career. I believe Oregon needs those nasty players that are agressive!

    • Jason Selby

      I definitely think the Ducks have a great chance to do well this year. With an incredible coaching staff, experienced and skilled returning players, and a killer recruiting class, this season should be fun. Thanks so much for the read.