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2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: DL Phidarian Mathis

Big Board ranking: #92

Positional ranking: #7



Position: DL

College: Alabama

Class: Senior (RS)

Age: 24



Height: 6’3 7/8”

Weight: 310 lbs.

Arm length: 34 5/8”

Hand size: 10 3/8”


Athletic testing

40-yard dash: N/A

Vertical jump: 23.5”

Broad jump: 109.0”

Bench press: N/A

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: 4.91 sec.



Thick and powerful build. Very strong anchor versus double teams. Great upper body strength. Long and stout on the interior. Extends and holds his ground at the point of attack. Strong hands to control offensive linemen. Very quick hands to disengage. Good general quickness to shed a block and make the tackle. Great play recognition. Impressive vision to position himself for a tackle while being blocked. Exceptional reactionary athleticism. Excellent closing burst and range to finish tackles. Tremendous pursuit. Often chased down the ball towards the sideline. Very good acceleration with a clean path as a rusher. Quality power rush. Plays extremely hard and hustles to the action. Has experience playing various techniques on the interior.



Average change-of-direction skills. Feet can get choppy and fail to generate movement as a pass rusher. Lacks lower body twitch. Stiff dealing with cut blocks.


NFL comparison

Bennie Logan



Overall, Mathis is a strong defensive lineman that will stop the run at a high level on the interior. Whether it’s a 3-4 or 4-3 front, he will ideally be used in a two-gapping role on early downs.