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NFL can wait for receiver helping Vanderbilt grow

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By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jordan Matthews has too much confidence in what James Franklin is doing at Vanderbilt to leave just yet.

Not even a change in quarterback could persuade the receiver that maybe he should test the NFL Draft and move onto the pros. The top returning receiver in the Southeastern Conference says Franklin's key isn't the players but the system the coach installed.

Matthews says what Franklin has built Vanderbilt for success both winning games and helping players succeed at the next level. The receiver says he had a great connection with his last quarterback Jordan Rodgers but has never been worried about any drop-off.

He ranked second in the SEC only to Cobi Hamilton of Arkansas with his 1,323 yards receiving last season, and that total put him eighth nationally.

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