Jake Matthews: Atlanta Falcons' NFL Draft Profile

Jake Matthews: Atlanta Falcons' NFL Draft Profile
May 8, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Jake Matthews (OT), Texas A&M

6'5" | 308 lbs.

2013 accolades:

First-team All-SEC, First-team All-American, Consensus All-American

Selected:

1st round, No. 6 overall (Atlanta Falcons)

What the scouts are saying:

"Smart, tough, versatile franchise left tackle capable of playing all five positions on the line. Can plug into a starting lineup immediately and will play a long time at a consistently high level. One of the safest picks in the draft." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

"Matthews is a terrific run blocker. Though athletic enough to surprise defenders with an occasional chop block or slipping out to the second level to nail a linebacker, he's at his best simply driving defensive ends off the ball and creating lanes for A&M's running backs to slice through." (Rob Rang, CBSSports.com)

"Matthews projects as a franchise left tackle for the NFL. He is a superb technician as a pass-protector. Matthews has quick feet, excellent pad level and knee bend. He is very fast in his drop to mirror speed rushers and take away the edge." (WalterFootball.com)

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