Height: 5-10
Weight: 196
40: 4.52
Year: 4Sr

Matthew Pierce

School: Valdosta State
Position: CB
Bio: Four-year starter who posted defensive totals of 48 tackles/4 interceptions/11 pass breakups as a senior when he also averaged 23.2 yards on 25 kick returns with one score. Junior totals included 43/3/8 with an average of 27.8 yards on 10 kick returns and one touchdown.
Positive: Nice-sized cornerback who impacts the game as a return specialist. Shows good route recognition in zone coverage, has a burst to the ball out of his plant, and quickly closes to the action. Works hard to defend throws, quick up the field to stop the run, and plays with an aggressive attitude. Solid return specialist who finds the open alleyways and quickly gets through them.
Negative: Stiff on his backpedal, slow transitioning off the line, and gets turned by opponents. Can be a liability making plays with his back to the ball.
Analysis: Pierce possesses solid size/speed numbers for the next level and has enough ability to line up in dime packages, though his primary duty will come as a return specialist.

Updated 4/28
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