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Eagles pick Jordan Matthews in 2nd

PHILADELPHIA -- The pick: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt, No. 42.

My take: Matthews had a solid season for the Commodores, catching 112 passes for 1,477 yards and seven touchdowns. He's 6 feet 3, 212 pounds and will have a chance to make an immediate impact alongside Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin. With the losses of DeSean Jackson and Jason Avant, Matthews will have a major opportunity to play right away. He has ability in all areas of the game and this was a strong pick.

Stepping in: Matthews can make plays in the middle of the field and he has terrific speed as well (4.6 in 40-yard dash). With a lack of depth at wide receiver, Matthews is walking into the right situation. By the way, Matthews is the cousin of Jerry Rice.

What's next: The Eagles moved up from No. 54 to take Matthews and traded their fourth-round pick, No. 122 overall. Philadelphia still has two picks remaining in the third round -- Nos. 83 and 86.