Poll: Has RB Ryan Mathews arrived?

September, 27, 2011
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We’ve watched Oakland running back Darren McFadden overcome a slow start to his career to become one of the NFL’s best running backs.

Perhaps San Diego’s Ryan Mathews is on the same track. Mathews, the No. 12 overall pick in 2010, looks much better in his second season. He had 98 yards rushing and added 51 yards receiving in a win over Kansas City in Week 3. Since the preseason, Mathews has showed great explosion and he is running with authority he often didn't have last season.

San Diego coach Norv Turner said he is seeing weekly improvement by Mathews.

Do you think he has arrived or are you still not sold on the Fresno State product? Please take our poll and fill up the comment section below with your thoughts. We will review the results Wednesday.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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