Auburn S Tray Matthews working out with former star SEC safety ahead of NFL Draft
Ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft, former Auburn S Tray Matthews is looking to gain every edge he can to work his way up the rankings.
Fortunately for him, he has one of the best mentors he could possibly ask for, as he’s been working out with Kansas City Chiefs safety, and former Tennessee star, Eric Berry.
According to AL.com, Matthews is learning a lot from the five-time Pro Bowler, who he grew up idolizing:
“It’s a dream come true, man,” Matthews said last week while in Mobile for the Senior Bowl. “It’s like when I wake up in the morning I get to go be around my favorite player who I grew up watching. I mean, it’s a fire inside me every single day.”
Matthews, who was a participant in the Senior Bowl over the weekend, said he’s learned a lot from Berry, including how to act around everyone, not just his teammates:
“The best advice he’s given me, which my mom and my dad always told me — I’ve always been respectful, but he said, man, ‘there’s so many people you don’t know when you’re just walking around — you got the cafeteria ladies, the janitors — man, just be respectful, because you never know who they know,'” Matthews said. “That’s just something simple, but it’s big at the same time.”
Where will Matthews be drafted? It likely won’t be in the first round, where Berry was picked (No. 5 overall in 2010), but with Berry’s help, he can work his way up several teams’ draft boards before April comes around.