Leading up to draft season, many viewed Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews as the No. 1 offensive tackle in the 2014 NFL Draft class. However, despite being a favorite of draftniks on the Internet, teams around the league don’t view Matthews as high as the public believed.
According to Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN, Matthews is considered the No. 3 tackle prospect in the draft.
The top ranking goes to Auburn underclassman Greg Robinson, with Taylor Lewan of Michigan occupying the No. 2 spot.
It is an interesting note and one that will certainly generate some discussion, but we would have to disagree. While Robinson belongs at the top of the rankings, Matthews has been a more consistent player and is more versatile than Lewan.
Matthews has shown that he can play on both sides of the offensive line, which adds more value to his stock moving forward.