Jake Matthews Scouting Report

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Jake Matthews Scouting Report

Position: OT
Conference: SEC
School: Texas A&M Aggies
Year/Status: Senior
Jersey Number: #75
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 305 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Top 20
Drafted 1.6 in 2014 by ATL

2014 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

University of Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews decision to return to school looks to have paid off as he is a top prospect for the 2014 NFL Draft. The senior elevated his game and provided a cornerstone for the Texas A&M offense. At just a touch over 6'5", Matthews has excellent height and length for the position and should be an All-Pro caliber star.

Excellent get up from off the line in pass protection. Great hand usage and sets the tone with heavy smacks and punches. Stands a little tall when expecting a bull rush. Anticipates well, but will also over-commit on occasion, which can lead to being beat by double moves, especially to the inside shoulder. Lunges and becomes off-balance against some speed rushers. Rather than becoming upright, needs to adapt to NFL speed and strength by leaning (or placing his weight into the defender). Excellent technique at this point. Excellent ability to misdirect defender out of harm's way. Plays to the whistle. Good, but not great lower body strength. Not a pile-driver when run blocking. Good hand placement when establishing point of attack.

Aggressive style of play. No concerns at all off-the-field or on. Excellent family pedigree (father is Hall of Fame OL Bruce Matthews of the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans).

Matthews projects as an early first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Apr-30-2014 by Matt De Lima

2 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

Just 16th overall? Pfft... I think this guy will be a high level starter for the next 10 to 15 years on a team's offensive line. Like his Hall of Fame father (Bruce Matthews), his skills should translate to any position on the O-Line except for maybe center.
IMO he's the safest pick in this draft.

Posted by:
AUWarEagle 03/25/14 06:07 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Yes he is 1st rnd talent

Posted by:
bevo69 11/26/13 06:33 PM