2014 NFL Draft: Tackle Prospects You Should Know

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Jan 4, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas A

Jake Matthews – 6’5 305lbs – Texas A&M

Jake Matthews is another lean tackle in comparison to the NFL standard, which seems to be a trend recently. It doesn’t surprise me given the scheme that most of these teams are running. You need have stamina and you need to be fast, which tends to take some pounds off. Jake is product of the infamous Matthew’s bloodline which consists of his father Bruce Matthews, Clay Matthews Sr., and Clay Matthews currently of the Green Bay Packers. His father Bruce Matthews was an offensive guard with fourteen Pro Bowl selections and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007. His younger brother Mike also plays on the offensive line at center for Texas A&M. Jake also could have come out for the 2013 NFL Draft but stayed behind to replace 2nd overall pick Luke Joeckel. He has incredible instincts and is vastly intelligent about the game. He will be in the running for the first tackle taken in 2014.

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