Mirror Image: The LaDainian Tomlinson-Ryan Mathews Comparison

June 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Is Ryan Matthews the next Ladainian Tomlinson?
AJ Smith, Dean Spanos and Norv Turner seem to think so.
Was he worth the no.12 overall pick in the 2010 draft?
Smith, Spanos, and Turner think so as well. Curiosity got the better of me, and I decided its about time to put these two guys to comparison, and what I found out is " Yes" they are pretty identical.
It got a little tricky. For example, Ladainian Tomlinson played all four years of college, and Matthews only played three. Matthews started as a freshman, Tomlinson did not. So averages is the only fair measure.
So this comparison is based on their first three years of college, only averages,overall combine scores, and physical characteristics , and what it renders is pretty much a mirror image.
Tomlinson  5'11" 216 Lbs
Mathews    5'11" 220 LBS
College :
Tomlinson: Texas Christian
Mathews:   Fresno State
Strength of schedule (same)
40 yard dash at C...

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