2014 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Texas A&M T Jake Matthews

Jake Matthews, T, Texas A&M

6ft 5in | 305lbs | Senior


+ Outstanding technique in footwork and kick slide.

+ Shows great awareness for what the rusher is going to do.

+ History of playing LT and RT.

+ Shows enough strength to be an asset in the run game.

+ Projects as a solid day-one starter and long time NFL player.

+ Rarely gave up pressure in pass protection, showed high football IQ.

+ Projects as a scheme-diverse tackle.


- Doesn't display a punch in the run game, prefers to be a technician.

- Often had to play against rushers who were trying to contain Johnny Manziel.

- Doesn't appear to have great potential due to limited athletic upside.

- Doesn't show great ability to get out in space and block at the second level.

Grade: Top five pick.