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NFL Draft Rumors: St. Louis Rams eyeing Jake Matthews with No. 2 pick


The St. Louis Rams are still unsure of how to treat the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, as they are still s likely to trade it as they are to keep it. But while they may end up trading it to someone hungry for Jadeveon Clowney, Johnny Manziel at No. 2, they could ned up keeping it and taking someone who can immediately improve their roster.

If they do stay put, which is a distinct possibility at this point, they could select Texas A&M offensive lineman Jake Matthews to beef up their offensive front.

Per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

But it all helps explain why the latest Matthews off the assembly line shouldn’t be overlooked as an option for the Rams at No. 2 overall. That’s where he sits in the Post-Dispatch’s second mock draft for 2014, also know as “Mock 2.0.”

As the Dispatch points out, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has a long standing relationship with the Matthews family, as Jake’s father Bruce Matthews played for the Tennesse Oilers food seven years, including after they became the Tennessee Titans and all seven years were spent with Fisher.

A reunion between the two would not only make for a great football story, but it would also help the Rams secure an offensive lineman who can help protect whoever is under center in 2014 and beyond.

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