Ryan Mathews: San Diego Chargers Running Back Due for Breakout Game

November 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A few weeks before the draft, I read everything I could get my hands on about Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews.
There were no shortages of teams that wanted to draft him but my personal hope was having him drafted by the San Diego Chargers. My own belief was he would succeed the most next to quarterback Philip Rivers and the fact that he'd only be six hours south of where he had gone to school, which meant he'd be able to play in front of family and friends during just about every home game.
I had the opportunity to watch this young running back during his college career under Pat Hill at Fresno State. I had watched him blow past defenders, bust through holes in the defensive line and make something out of nothing.
Needless to say, he was arguably the best running back Fresno State had seen in quite some time. I'd argue to say he was the best since another former Charger wore the Bulldog red, Lorenzo Neal.
The famous former Bulldog running back has been a ment...

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