NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Texas A&M: Offensive tackle Jake Matthews is considered one of the top linemen prospects eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft, but he is believed to be returning for his senior season. Mandatory Photo Credit: US PRESSWIRE

Report: Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews Will Return For Senior Season


The 2013 NFL Draft’s offensive tackle class has taken a major blow. It is believed that Texas A&M Aggies offensive tackle Jake Matthews will return to College Station for his senior season. The report comes from a source close the Matthews he says he “would be shocked” if Matthews made the jump to the NFL.

A big reason for Matthew’s decision to return to the Aggies is that he wants to put together a full season of tape a left tackle.

Matthews, who is graded as a first-round talent, is ranked by many as the No. 2 offensive tackle prospect behind his teammate Luke Joeckel.

The decision to return could play in Matthews favor and make him some serious cash.

Instead of being a top ten or top fifteen draft pick in 2013, Matthews could return to school and work his way towards becoming a top five selection in 2014.

Matthews spent the 2012-13 college football season as the right tackle for Texas A&M, but returning means Matthews will slide over to left tackle next season in order to fill the void left from Joeckel, where he will be given the task of protecting the blind side of Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.

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