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Jake Matthews, OT

School: Texas A&M  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Missouri City, TX
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 308 lbs.
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02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 2. Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M, 6-5, 305, 5.08, 1...The latest NFL prospect from the famous Matthews gene pool, Jake is the son of 19-year veteran Hall of Famer Bruce (Houston, Tennessee) and looks it. He doesn't have the quick-footed agility of former teammate Luke Joeckel, the No. 2 overall pick last year (Jacksonville), but, like dad, is more of an enforcer who can consume defenders. Moved from right to left tackle last season to protect QB Johnny Manziel's blind side and proved he is NFL ready. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

01/04/2014 - Texas A&M left tackle Jake Matthews won the Bobby Bowden Award on Friday, presented for high performance on the field, in class and in the community. Matthews, the son of former NFL lineman Bruce Matthews, is a two-time all-Southeastern Conference player who moved from right to left tackle for his senior season. Matthews is considered by many experts to be a top-five pick in this year's NFL draft. The award, named after the former Florida State coach, is sponsored by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Other finalists for the award were Mississippi punter Tyler Campbell, Arizona linebacker Jake Fischer, Oklahoma offensive lineman Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma State linebacker Shaun Lewis and Alabama receiver Kevin Norwood. - AP Sports

12/26/2013 - CBSSPORTS.COM ALL-AMERICANS: FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE AS NFL DRAFT PROSPECTS: OT - Jake Matthews, Sr., Texas A&M: Taking over for last year's second overall draft pick Luke Joeckel at left tackle, Matthews protected Johnny Manziel's blind side this season and quietly had a strong senior campaign. He displays the feet and shuffle quickness to mirror speed off the edge and the base and hand strength to stonewall power rushers. Matthews isn't flashy, but his consistency and versatility is what makes him attractive to next level scouts. Look for Matthews to give the Aggies back-to-back years with offensive tackles drafted in the top-five picks, maybe the top three picks. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/13/2013 - 2013 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: OL Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, 6-5 305, Sr., Missouri City, TX...Matthews, from Missouri City, Texas, is the team leader with 45 consecutive starts on the Aggies' offensive front. The versatile Matthews held down the all-important left tackle position for the majority of 2013, but also made several starts at right tackle when injuries forced some lineup shuffling. With Matthews clearing the way, the Aggies led the SEC in passing offense, total offense and scoring offense. The Aggies go into the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl with 6,458 total yards, including 4,211 passing yards, and have scored 523 points. - Texas A&M football

12/12/2013 - 2013 OUTLAND TROPHY FINALIST (TOP INTERIOR LINEMAN): Jake Matthews, Texas A&M ...Matthews, a 6-5, 305-pound senior, took over for 2012 Outland winner Luke Joeckel's at left tackle this season. With Matthews anchoring the line, Texas A&M's offense has been one of the most prolific in college football, averaging 552.6 total yards (fourth nationally) and 365.1 passing (sixth nationally). The Aggies average 45.6 points per game (fifth nationally). He's the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews and has two cousins currently in the NFL. - Outland Trophy Award

12/11/2013 - 2013 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OL - Jake Matthews, Texas A&M ...Matthews is the team leader with 45 consecutive starts on the Aggies' offensive front. The versatile Matthews held down the all-important left tackle position for the majority of 2013, but also made several starts at right tackle when injuries forced some lineup shuffling. With Matthews clearing the way, the Aggies led the SEC in passing offense, total offense and scoring offense. - Texas A&M football

12/11/2013 - 2013 SEC JACOBS BLOCKING TROPHY WINNER (COACHES): Jake Matthews, Texas A&M ...Matthews, who became the second consecutive Texas A&M player to earn the Jacobs Blocking Trophy after Luke Joeckel garnered the honor a year ago, has been the leader of the Aggies' offensive line that leads the SEC in passing offense at 350.9 yards per game. - SEC football

12/10/2013 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM: OL - Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, 6-5, 305, Sr,...Matthews, from Missouri City, Texas, is the team leader with 45 consecutive starts on the Aggies' offensive front. The versatile Matthews held down the all-important left tackle position for the majority of 2013, but also made several starts at right tackle when injuries forced some lineup shuffling. With Matthews clearing the way, the Aggies led the SEC in passing offense, total offense and scoring offense. The Aggies go into the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl with 6,458 total yards, including 4,211 passing yards, and have scored 523 points. - Texas A&M football

10/02/2013 - Top NFL Prospect of Week Five: Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews...Virtually all of the buzz surrounding Texas A&M's first trip to play Arkansas since 1990 focused on either mega-watt star Johnny Manziel or the fact that this contest was the SEC debut for new Razorbacks' head coach Bret Bielema. With such built-in story lines, it was easy for some to lose sight of one of the most intriguing one on one matchups of the early 2013 season. NFL scouts, of course, were watching and so was NFLDraftScout.com as Matthews, starting just the fourth game of his career at left tackle, was facing Arkansas' Chris Smith, a 6-2, 268-pound speed rusher whose 5.5 sacks over his first four games led the country.

Smith, the only returning SEC player other than South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney to have recorded nine or more sacks a season ago, is a legitimate NFL prospect in his own right. He's quick off the snap and doesn't rely just on his athleticism to wreak havoc off the edge. He uses his natural leverage advantage to bull rush tackles and has good lateral agility to jab-step outside and beat leaning pass-blockers with a quick burst back inside. Virtually none of it worked against Matthews, NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated senior prospect, however, as the 6-foot-5, 305-pound All-American lived up to this lofty ranking by holding Smith to just one assisted tackle in this contest. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

10/02/2013 - Top NFL Prospect of Week Five: Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews...The Aggies' starting right tackle each of the past three seasons, Matthews turned down an opportunity to be an early first round pick a year ago, instead electing to return and take over the critical left tackle role with Luke Joeckel declaring for the NFL as a junior. Scouts loved the grit, power and technique Matthews had demonstrated on the strongside over his career at A&M but some remained skeptical about his ability to handle the top pass-rushers in the SEC.

Texas A&M wasted little time in testing Matthews' ability, calling a deep pass on their first snap. Easing off the snap with a combination of balance and grace that belied his limited experience at the position, Matthews easily latched on to Smith, giving Manziel a comfortable pocket from which to throw a 49-yard strike to Mike Evans, instantly hushing a passionate Arkansas crowd.

Like Joeckel before him, Matthews is a smooth, albeit not elite athlete. He slides out of his stance, demonstrating great patience to allow the defender to come to him. Once his opponent is near him, Matthews shows greater upper body strength than his former linemate, instantly corralling opponents with powerful hands, good extension and leverage due to playing with his knees bent, butt down and shoulders square. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

10/02/2013 - Top Prospect NFL of Week Five: Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews...Considering that he's the son of former Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans' Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews, Jake's textbook technique is perhaps no surprise. His high selection in the 2014 draft won't be a surprise either. Nor will it be a surprise when he remains if he remains at left tackle in the NFL.

Smith, Matthews' primary opponent, only made statistical contribution to this game. It came midway through the second quarter with A&M nursing a 24-17 lead. As he'd done throughout the game, Matthews controlled Smith on this snap but was left in a tough position with Manziel scrambling to his left. Approximately seven seconds after taking the snap, Manziel was sacked by Smith and Deatrick Wise, Jr. to force an A&M punt.

It was the only sack A&M allowed on the day in 30 passing attempts. The Aggies also rushed for 261 yards and two scores, including running the ball on 29 of 38 plays from scrimmage in the second half as they robbed the Razorbacks and their crowd's enthusiasm on their way to the 45-33 win. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

09/07/2013 - ROB RANG'S 09/06/13 TOP 32 2014 DRAFT PROSPECTS: 2. Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M (6-5, 305): Matthews allowed one sack in his first collegiate start at left tackle but was otherwise dominant against Rice. He'll face a much tougher task when Alabama comes rolling in Sept. 14. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

09/01/2013 - Matthews mostly dominant in 1st start at LT...Considering his bloodlines (son of Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews), the picture-perfect technique demonstrated by the Aggies' tackle perhaps isn't surprising, but it is noteworthy, nonetheless. Matthews isn't quite as smooth sliding in pass protection as his former teammate but he doesn't have to be, possessing dominant upper body strength to latch on and control his opponent. His initial punch frequently knocked defenders back onto their heels. The 6-5, 308-pound blocker actually finished many passing plays with just one arm controlling the defensive end while peeking back inside to offer help, if needed.

Matthews did have one significant slip-up in this contest, however, allowing a sack of Manziel midway through the third quarter when he failed to recognize a twist between Rice's defensive tackle and end. He got off-balance by leaning left, giving up an easy avenue inside for the sack. Matthews will face a much tougher opponent in their SEC opener two weeks from now when Alabama visits College Station. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

09/01/2013 - Matthews mostly dominant in 1st start at LT...The hype, of course, centered on Johnny Manziel but for scouts the most important story in Texas A&M's win over Rice was the nearly flawless transition blue chip offensive tackle Jake Matthews made in switching from the right to left side.

Matthews, NFLDraftScout.com's highest rated senior prospect, started every game at right tackle the past three years for the Aggies and could have left A&M after his junior season and been drafted in the first round. Instead, by returning, he took over for Luke Joeckel, whom the Jacksonville Jaguars selected with the No. 2 overall pick. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/31/2013 - ROB RANG'S 08/30/13 BIG BOARD: 2. OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (6-5, 305, 5.14) -- Luke Joeckel received most of the attention at Texas A&M last season, but there are some who believe Matthews (the son of Hall of Famer, Bruce) will wind up the better prospect. If Matthews handles the jump to left tackle as smoothly as scouts anticipate, a top-five selection is a virtual lock. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/29/2013 - TOP TEXAS A&M PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. OT Jake Matthews (6-5, 308, 5.08)*...Matthews is not as smooth in pass protection as his former teammate, which makes his transition to the left side a fascinating one. While perhaps not an elite athlete, he plays with the technique and tenacity to make his father proud, controlling opponents with good initial quickness, excellent knee bend and balance and terrific upper-body strength.

As the blindside protector for the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, the spotlight doesn't get much brighter than the one locked on Matthews this season. Three all-conference campaigns suggest that Matthews will more than hold up to the challenge. He enters the 2013 season as NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated prospect on the offensive side of the ball and second overall only to South Carolina superstar Jadeveon Clowney. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/29/2013 - TOP TEXAS A&M PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. OT Jake Matthews (6-5, 308, 5.08)*...Some league insiders suggest that the reason why the Kansas City Chiefs ultimately elected to take Eric Fisher over Luke Joeckel with top pick of the 2013 NFL Draft is that the team wasn't convinced that the left tackle was even the best offensive lineman on his own college team.

The son of Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews, Jake signed with A&M as a higher regarded prep prospect than Joeckel in 2010. Each started every game the past three seasons, with Joeckel emerging as the team's left tackle and Matthews lining up on the strongside. Matthews could have joined Joeckel as a high first round choice a year ago but elected to come back to College Station for his senior campaign. In making the switch to left tackle in 2013, he has a chance to significantly boost his stock. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/28/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: OT Jake Matthews would have likely been a first-round pick in the NFL Draft, but elected to come back for his senior season. Matthews, who will likely move to left tackle to replace the departed Luke Joeckel, cited the chance to play with his younger brother as a key factor. Mike Matthews will be a sophomore offensive lineman for the Aggies in 2013. - The Sports Xchange

08/27/2013 - GRADING CBSSPORTS.COM'S ALL-AMERICA TEAM AS NFL PROSPECTS: OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (6-5, 305, Sr.)...Considered by some scouts to be a better prospect than former teammate Luke Joeckel (the No. 2 overall pick last year), Matthews is set to start at left tackle after dominating from the right side the past three years. Matthews comes by his size, athleticism and toughness naturally, as he's the son of Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/27/2013 - Senior LT Jake Matthews moved over from the right side so that Texas A&M can properly replace Luke Joeckel, the No. 2 overall pick in April's NFL Draft. Matthews is one of three returning starters to a veteran offensive line and he'll get to play with his brother, Mike, who's stepping in at center. - The Sports Xchange

08/26/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OL - Jake Matthews, Texas A&M,... Earned first-team All-SEC honors from the league's coaches and the Associated Press in 2012 ... also earned second-team All-America honors from Walter Camp and third-team honors from the AP ... part of the Aggie offense that outscored opponents nearly 2-to-1, led the SEC in rushing, passing, scoring and total offense and ranked third nationally in total offense and scoring offense. - Texas A&M football

07/25/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): OL - Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (176)...First-team All-American by the Football Writers of America Association ... earned first-team All-SEC honors from the league's coaches and the Associated Press ... also earned second-team All-America honors from Walter Camp and third-team honors from the AP ... part of the Aggie offense that outscored opponents nearly 2-to-1, led the SEC in rushing, passing, scoring and total offense and ranked third nationally in total offense and scoring offense. - Texas A&M football

07/20/2013 - 2013 WALTER CAMP WATCH LIST: OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M ...Matthews will shift from right tackle to left tackle to replace 2012 Outland Trophy winner Luke Joeckel. He played a key role in the Aggies' 2012 offensive success when the unit led the Southeastern Conference in all four major statistical categories. The Aggies became the first team in SEC history to surpass the 7,000-yard barrier in total offense. - Texas A&M football

07/18/2013 - 2013 LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: T Jake Matthews, Texas A&M ...Matthews and Cedric Ogbuehi are veterans on the Aggies' offensive front, but both will be in new spots in 2013. Matthews will shift from right tackle to left tackle to replace 2012 Outland Trophy winner Luke Joeckel, while Ogbuehi moved from guard to right tackle. The pair played a key role in the Aggies' 2012 offensive success when the unit led the Southeastern Conference in all four major statistical categories. The Aggies became the first team in SEC history to surpass the 7,000-yard barrier in total offense. - Texas A&M football

07/16/2013 - 2013 MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M ...First-team All-American by the Football Writers of America Association ... earned first-team All-SEC honors from the league's coaches and the Associated Press ... also earned second-team All-America honors from Walter Camp and third-team honors from the AP ... part of the Aggie offense that outscored opponents nearly 2-to-1, led the SEC in rushing, passing, scoring and total offense and ranked third nationally in total offense and scoring offense ... blocked for freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel in a record-breaking season that earned him the Heisman Trophy. - Texas A&M football

07/16/2013 - 2013 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, OT...First-team All-American by the Football Writers of America Association ... earned first-team All-SEC honors from the league's coaches and the Associated Press ... also earned second-team All-America honors from Walter Camp and third-team honors from the AP ... part of the Aggie offense that outscored opponents nearly 2-to-1, led the SEC in rushing, passing, scoring and total offense and ranked third nationally in total offense and scoring offense ... blocked for freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel in a record-breaking season that earned him the Heisman Trophy. - Texas A&M football

05/04/2013 - 2014 NFL DRAFT: EARLY TOP-50 DRAFT BOARD: 3. OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (6-5, 305, 5.14)...Although often overshadowed by Luke Joeckel, Matthews might be the better NFL prospect and will move from right tackle to left tackle as a senior. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

05/04/2013 - NFL DRAFT: 'WAIT-TIL-NEXT-YEAR' DRAFT OVER; HERE ARE 21 TO WATCH IN 2014: Seniors...4. Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M: The son of Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews, Jake will slide over from right tackle and provide stellar protection for Johnny Manziel, emerging as a top-10 prospect. Several current and former scouts have noted he's a better prospect than 2013 No. 2 pick Luke Joeckel. - Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange

 
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02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 2. Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M, 6-5, 305, 5.08, 1...The latest NFL prospect from the famous Matthews gene pool, Jake is the son of 19-year veteran Hall of Famer Bruce (Houston, Tennessee) and looks it. He doesn't have the quick-footed agility of former teammate Luke Joeckel, the No. 2 overall pick last year (Jacksonville), but, like dad, is more of an enforcer who can consume defenders. Moved from right to left tackle last season to protect QB Johnny Manziel's blind side and proved he is NFL ready. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
 

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