Sep 21, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies offensive lineman Jake Matthews against the SMU Mustangs at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Houston Texans to workout Jake Matthews


The NFL Draft is just around the corner and the Houston Texans control the flow of the first few picks as the sit atop the order. While we all have an idea of what could happen, the Texans could throw things out of whack one way or another and completely change the face of the first round.

It appears that they’re doing all the homework they can too, as while they brought in likely first overall picks in Jadeveon Clowney, Khalil Mack, Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles, the team is scheduled to meet with offensive tackle Jake Matthews — someone who doesn’t fit in with the other names mentioned.

But while the Texans could throw the draft out of order base don their selection, working out Matthews implies that they could throw things into chaos by trading down. Matthews isn’t a top pick and working him out seems to show that the Texans are looking at options they’d have if they traded down with someone like the Atlanta Falcons at No. 6 or the Detroit Lions at No. 10.

Of course, they could just be doing due diligence as well to get a grip on how different Greg Robinson is from other prospects at his position, but Matthews meeting with Houston shouldn’t be taken lightly.

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