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12/10/13 - 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
10/02/13 - 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
10/02/13 - 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
10/02/13 - 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
09/07/13 - 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