Matthew Dayes – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Matthew Dayes



Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
RB N.C. State 21 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
5'9 203 4.47 5'9 205 30 10 1/2

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
DNP 28 9'10 18 7.29* 4.32*


Dayes was highly productive at N.C. State, with 550 carries, for 2856 rushing yards, 34 rushing touchdowns, along with 98 catches, for 933 receiving yards, and 6 receiving touchdowns. He has great speed, he has good vision, he is an explosive playmaker, and he has an explosive burst off the line of scrimmage. He also makes defenders miss with ease, and he breaks tackles with ease. The only downside is that he is an undersized back. With that said, I view Dayes as a day 3 pick, likely somewhere in the mid round area, thanks in large part to having a really good Senior Bowl performance.


Workhorse back

Put up good rushing yard numbers at N.C. State

Scoring machine

Had a good yards per carry number

A good pass catching back

Has good vision

Has great speed

Is an explosive playmaker

Has an explosive burst off the line of scrimmage

Makes defenders miss

Breaks tackles with ease


An undersized back

Career Stats:

Games Played: 45

Rushing Attempts: 550

Rushing Yards: 2856

Rushing Touchdowns: 34

Yards Per Carry: 5.2

Receptions: 98

Receiving Yards: 933

Receiving Touchdowns: 6

Yards Per Catch: 9.5