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Jake Matthews | Tackle

Team: Texas A&M Aggies
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/11/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 305

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Texas A&M T Jake Matthews visited the Bills last week, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Matthews also worked out for the Falcons prior to that visit. The Bills make a ton of sense for Matthews. For one, he has right tackle experience. Two, the Bills focus on the ground game and put EJ Manuel in a simplistic passing offense. And three, Doug Marrone has an offensive line background. Apr 15 - 11:31 AM

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An NFC personnel man said that this year's offensive tackle class is better than the 2013 version that saw three OTs picked in the top four selections.

"The two guys on top of the board this year are better than all four of those guys last year," he said, referring, of course, to Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews and Auburn’s Greg Robinson. "These two are for real," the personnel man continued. "I mean Eric Fisher (last year’s No. 1 pick by Kansas City), he’s OK. I’m not sure he should have been No. 1 overall. Either one of these guys could be. But the crazy thing is they may drop." An AFC executive interviewed in the story agreed with the sentiment: "Those two guys this year are in a different class. I think all the guys from last year started off as right tackles, if I’m not mistaken. These two can go right in and play the left side for you. They’re that good." Of Matthews, the personnel man said: "Take him and don’t worry about anything. You have a left tackle for the next whatever many years."
Source: NJ.com
Apr 6 - 7:44 PM

According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas, the St. Louis Rams have shown "strong interest" in Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews.

"Besides the upcoming private workout, the Rams held a formal, or "suite" interview with him last month at the NFL scouting combine. Both the private workout and suite visit are indicators of strong interest by a team in a player," Thomas wrote. Rams coach Jeff Fisher is very familiar with the Matthews bloodline, as Fisher coached Jake's father, Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews. If Matthews is the Rams target, they could potentially trade out of the No.2 spot and still draft him.
Mar 28 - 12:34 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks agreed with a computer system that compared Texas A&M's Jake Matthews to two-time Pro Bowler Duane Brown.

In his most recent installment of "Man vs. Machine," Brooks' computer spit out Brown as a player with nearly identical measurements and testing numbers coming out of school. "The sixth-year veteran has been a standout performer for the Texans since entering the league, exhibiting exceptional technique and competitiveness on the edge," Brooks wrote. "With Matthews showing the same qualities during his time at Texas A&M, it's very likely that he will earn Pro Bowl honors very early in his career."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 8 - 9:47 PM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell compares Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews to former teammate Luke Joeckel.

Matthews falls behind Auburn's Greg Robinson on Cosell's list of OT prospects, but that doesn't mean that the analyst is down on the Aggies' enforcer. "Repetitive executions are their strengths," Cosell said of Matthews and Joeckel. "Matthews might be a little better athlete." Matthews is a possible top-5 pick, and he isn't expected to drop outside of the top-10.
Mar 6 - 9:06 PM

Rotoworld contributor Lance Zierlein says South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney, Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack, Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews and Auburn OT Greg Robinson could all go in the top-5.

Zierlein bases his opinion on conversations he's had with league contacts. This seems like an unthinkable scenario, but Houston could create a big domino effect by taking Clowney No. 1 overall. Jacksonville, Cleveland and Oakland are also each in play to surprise and select surer-things at other positions over this year's crop of boom-or-bust signal-calling prospects.
Mar 6 - 6:33 PM

Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews jumped from No. 8 to 5 in Daniel Jeremiah's most recent prospect rankings.

"Matthews isn't physically dominant but he is very technically sound and rarely gets beat," Jeremiah, an NFL.com writer and former scout, wrote. "In the run game, he relies on his foot quickness to position himself to wall-off defenders. He doesn't have knock-off power but he does a nice job of sustaining his block. He is athletic enough to adjust in space and he plays with good awareness." Matthews is coming off a nice performance at the NFL combine. He is Rotoworld's top-rated offensive tackle prospect.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 3 - 4:44 PM

Texas A&M T Jake Matthews ran an official forty time of 5.07 seconds at the NFL Combine.

Matthews posted two unofficial times of 5.00 and 4.91 seconds, with two 10 yard splits of 1.70 and 1.72 seconds. Our Own Josh Norris ranks Matthews as the top tackle, thanks to his consistency as a pass protector. He is one of the most technical blockers in this draft and carries his lower half to mirror his opposition.
Feb 22 - 12:52 PM

Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews measured 6-foot-5 1/2 and 308 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Matthews' arms stretch a suboptimal 33 3/8 inches, but that alone won't move him off left tackle. This is a strong, athletic technician with the requisite bloodlines. "Can plug into a starting lineup immediately and will play a long time at a consistently high level," reads NFL.com's scouting report. "One of the safest picks in the draft." Expect Matthews to be ushered out of the Green Room within the first 10 selections.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 20 - 5:44 PM

Texas A&M's Jake Matthews is the No. 1 OT on NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock's draft board.

Mayock's preference for Matthews is a bit surprising, as Auburn's Greg Robinson (the No. 2 OT on Mayock's board) has passed Matthews on most experts' lists. ESPN's Mel Kiper wrote earlier this month that the "majority of NFL teams" had Matthews as the third-ranked OT in this class. Mayock's Nos. 3-5 tackles were Taylor Lewan (Michigan), Zack Martin (Notre Dame), and Cyrus Kouandjio (Alabama).
Source: NFL.com
Feb 17 - 10:58 PM

The "majority of NFL teams" have Texas A&M's Jake Matthews as the third T in this class, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.

Kiper notes Auburn's Greg Robinson is considered the top tackle with Michigan's Taylor Lewan at number two. We do not agree with this statement, and even though Robinson will likely be the first tackle off the board, we are holding firm that Matthews is a better prospect than Lewan.
Feb 6 - 10:57 AM

Draft insider Tony Pauline labeled four OTs in the 2014 draft class as first-round caliber.

Those four offensive tackles include: Jake Matthews, Greg Robinson, Taylor Lewan and Cyrus Kounadjio. Notre Dame's Zack Martin and Tennessee's Antonio Richardson were fringe first-rounders. It is noteworthy to point out Pauline did not tag a single interior lineman with a first-round label.
Jan 30 - 1:00 PM

Falcons GM Thomas Dimirtroff believes Texas A&M T Jake Matthews has a chance to go No. 1 overall if he turns the right heads.

"He is a such a technique-sound individual," Dimirtroff told reporters. "He has such an understanding of the game, being from a historic NFL football family. He’s just so well-rounded in so many ways on and off the field that he’s going to be a guy who is going to turn a lot of heads." The Falcons might be in play for an offensive tackle early in the draft, but that prospects could be Auburn's Greg Robinson. The Sideline View's Lance Zierlein spoke with one NFL scout who noted some teams are projecting Matthews to center.
Source: ESPN
Jan 23 - 12:36 PM

Two of the five NFL personnel executives Daniel Jeremiah questioned prefer Texas A&M LT Jake Matthews to No. 2 overall pick Luke Joeckel.

"I'll give the slight edge to Matthews," one exec stated. "He has more upside. He's got more twitch and snap and he's more aggressive. I think he'll be an excellent left tackle. Joeckel was steady, but Matthews excites me a little more." Obviously the question is important, since Joeckel started over Matthews at left tackle last season. Joeckel is a bit more of a finesse blocker, while Matthews isn't afraid to get physical and mix it up. Our Josh Norris suggests not to overlook current Aggie right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi.
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 02:16:00 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt listed Texas A&M T Jake Matthews as the top senior prospect in the country.

"Matthews -- a good athlete with long arms, quick feet and a 5.1-second 40-yard dash time -- will play left tackle this season (assuming the spot vacated by No. 2 overall draft pick Luke Joeckel)," Brandt writes. "The position switch will help increase Matthews' draft value." Many in the draft community actually preferred Matthews to Joeckel last January, thanks to his more aggressive demeanor and stronger punch on first contact.
Source: NFL.com
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 09:24:00 AM