GSU tackle preparing for the next level

Wednesday was NFL Pro Day for former GSU defensive tackle Melvin Matthews, where he got a chance to show to National Football league scouts his talent and abilities. Melvin Matthews was a stud defensive tackle at Grambling, starting for three years. (His sophomore year he was in and out of the lineup because of an ankle injury.) He was one of the reasons Grambling won the Southwestern Athletic Conference title last year.

Since winning the SWAC title, Matthews has been training with former Grambling strength and conditioning coach Robert Butler since February.

On Mondays and Tuesdays, he does the bench and dumbbell press, while on Tuesday and Friday he does squat and dead curls.

When it comes to small schools, a lot goes into a player’s Pro Day; the athlete’s draft stock might depend on it.

According to Matthews, some people’s pro day is not important. But since he did get an invitation to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, this is his only time to showcase his skills.

Melvin said that as player he has a lot to bring to the table.

He feels that he brings knowledge of the game and his overall ability.

Melvin said he can dominate and make everyone around him better.

The Clinton native has no preference what team he plays for or what defensive scheme he plays in. He is just ready to prove himself.

Now that his NFL Pro Day is over, Matthews will continue to work until the NFL draft because he wants to be in top shape. He has hired an agent and will wait and see which team will select him.

The NFL draft is April 26-27.