Jake Matthews is an offensive tackle out of Texas A&M. Matthews is 6’5″ and weighs 308 #s. His prospect ranking is 2nd overall. He is ranked first overall at his position.
Matthews has been predicted to go in a couple of spots in the top 10 and even at 11th to the Titans. CBS mock draft analysts have Matthews going at the number 2 spot to the Rams, the number 6th spot to the Falcons and also the number 9 spot to the Bills.
Matthews ran a 5.07 40 this past weekend at the combine and also completed 24 bench presses. He had a broad jump of 8’8″ and a vertical of 30’50”. His cone and shuffle drills came in at 7.34 and 4.46 respectively.
Some of Matthews strengths are said to be that his is quick off of the snap and is able to use his big hands and long arms to control his opponents.
Some weaknesses are that he is weak with his footwork and can be overpowered when it comes to power on power when he loses his technique. He gets into problems when he stops moving his feet.
CBS compares Matthews to…
“COMPARES TO: Joe Staley, OT, San Francisco 49ers – Though Matthews won’t blow anyone away with his athleticism, like Staley he’s a sound technician with impressive toughness who exhibits no major weaknesses, and is tough to beat in both facets of the offense.”
Would Matthews be a good fit for the Bills? Absolutely. I believe that if Matthews is available at 9, the Bills can not pass him up and Matthews is able to play either side at tackle which would, by leaps and bounds, secure the offensive line up.