Rams are high on Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews

The St. Louis Rams are considering Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews as their potential first-round draft pick.

Matthew is the son of Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, who played for Rams coach Jeff Fisher when he was the Tennessee Titans head coach.

“With Bruce having played all the position and being selected to the Pro Bowl, he was probably one of the more flexible offensive linemen to ever (play),” Fisher told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I think Jake’s got some similar traits. We haven’t see Jake play center yet or guard. But athletically, he can do both I’m sure. He appears to be as competitive as his dad,” Fisher said. “His dad, if he was in this room, he would be doing something of a competitive nature. The one thing that’s been consistent throughout is durability in the famil.  That’s hard to explain. It’s not incorrect to assume that Jake’s also going to be durable.”

The Post-Dispatch projects Matthews to the Rams with the second overall pick.

“I was just a kid running around when my dad was playing,” Jake said. “I knew (Fisher), but not really too well. I would love to play for him.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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