The Los Angeles Chargers have selected Boise State defensive tackle Scott Matlock with the No. 200 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Matlock was a three-year starter and three-time captain for the Broncos from 2020-2022 where he twice earned Second-Team All-Mountain West honors in his final two years. In that span, Matlock recorded 11.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss with three blocked kicks. The 6’4, 308-pound defender was an all-state pick as an offensive lineman before switching sides after landing at Boise State.
Fun fact: Matlock actually caught two touchdown passes after lining up as a tight end on offense.
The #Bengals met with Boise State DT Scott Matlock ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft, per @KTVB.— Willie Lutz (@willie_lutz) April 23, 2023
Matlock had 49 tackles, 6 TFLs and 2.5 sacks in 2022, in addition to a receiving TD. pic.twitter.com/Vf1DO0UBLX
Overall, Matlock is a notable athlete who posted an impressive 9.65 relative athletic score (RAS) after recording a 4.98 40-yard dash, a 7.31 3-cone drill, and a 9’5 in the broad jump.
The Chargers needed to add a bit more depth here along the interior of the defensive line after the position was devastated by injuries in 2022 and Matlock offers another versatile player with some developmental traits as a pass rusher.
Chargers go Scott Matlock, DT from Boise State with their sixth-round pick. Have not watched him personally.— Tyler Schoon (@tylerjschoon) April 29, 2023
23 pressures, 3 sacks, 25 run stops last year. 29 run blocking snaps (I'm not joking) and a big man TD this past year. pic.twitter.com/PtxrU1urnl
Chargers 2023 draft picks
- Round 1, (pick 21): WR Quentin Johnston, TCU
- Round 2, (pick 54): EDGE Tuli Tuipulotu, USC
- Round 3, (pick 85): LB Daiyan Henley, Washington State
- Round 4, (pick 125): WR Derius Davis, TCU
- Round 5, (pick 156): OL Jordan McFadden, Clemson
- Round 6 (pick 200): DT Scott Matlock, Boise State
- Round 7 (pick 239):