NFL Preseason Rookies Week One: Falcons vs. Dolphins

August 11, 2014

The Dolphins had my top draft class in this year’s draft, and the Falcons drafted my top overall prospect in the class in Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews.  I will also be evaluating Atlanta’s 2nd round prospect, DT, Ra’Shede Hageman, and narrowed down my Miami focus to OT Ja’Wuan James and OG Billy Turner.  Falcons OT Jake Matthews Simply put, Matthews is the best offensive lineman I have ever evaluated…


Falcons lose LB Sean Weatherspoon for the season.

The Atlanta Falcons are coming off an injury-riddled, disappointing 2013 season in which they finished 4-12 and out of the playoffs. Gearing up for a rebound this off-season, the Falcons added offensive line help in first-round pick Jake Matthews, and expect star Wide Receiver Julio Jones back after missing most of last season as well. The Falcons encountered a setback in their resurgence Tuesday when Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon suffered an…

June 11, 2014

Scouting the OTs: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

January 9, 2014

After studying the tackle position for the 2014 NFL Draft, it’s pretty clear that the top of the position’s talent pool is superior to that which we saw go off the board early in the 2013 draft.  Jake Matthews, the starting left tackle for Texas A&M, is part of the reason. There’s no denying the pedigree when it comes to Matthews and his talented genes.  The son of Hall of…


Top 5 Players Available for the 2014 NFL Draft (Preseason)

It’s never too early to start thinking about which prospects could end up being the top-5 picks of the 2014 NFL Draft.  And while there are a lot of things that can change a player’s preseason standing (injuries, sub-par performance, surprise players that rise out of nowhere), it’s a useful exercise to start building a “Big Board” of players as the season gets ready to kick off. The slides that…

July 31, 2013

Tale of the Tape: Taylor Lewan vs. Jake Matthews

The 2013 NFL Draft saw several talented offensive linemen selected in the first round. It was the first time since Jake Long (Dolphins, 2008) that an offensive tackle was selected with the No.1 pick overall (Eric Fisher, Chiefs). In fact, offensive tackles were both the first AND second overall picks (Luke Joeckel, Jaguars, 1.02). The amazing part of last year’s offensive tackle domination of round one is that there’s a…

July 18, 2013