I first fell in love with Ryan Mathews at the NFL combine. I was watching so that I could see CJ Spiller run, but Mathews is the guy that jumped off the screen to me. He was solidly built and ran a blazing 4.45 for his size. His demeanor was calm and cool.
Spiller may be electric, but Mathews very well may play more snaps and rush for more yards and TDs.
What I’d love to see the Hawks do is trade down from #14 for a pick around #20 and a 3rd rounder (or additional 2nd if they can do it), and pick Mathews with that first round pick.