Jake Matthews Scouting Report
|School:||Texas A&M Aggies|
|Height & Weight:||6'5 - 305 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||Top 20|
2014 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
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.