The Jacksonville Jaguars spend last year’s first round pick on a Texas A&M tackle when they took Luke Joeckel with the second overall pick and could do so again this year after the team worked out Joeckel’s former teammate, Jake Matthews, last week according to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com.
Matthews is viewed as the second best offensive tackle in the draft my most talent evaluators behind Auburn’s Greg Robinson who could go to the St. Louis Rams with the second overall pick and has experience playing both right and left tackle.
If Jacksonville is enamored with Matthews they could move Joeckel to left tackle and slot Matthews in at the right tackle position and be set at tackle for the next decade.
The Jaguars have been linked to Khalil Mack and Sammy Watkins in a number of mock drafts, but Matthews would also make sense as it would give whoever is given the keys of the offense at quarterback in this draft or next will have two big tackles giving him a clean pocket to work with.
After trading Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens last season, taking another offensive tackle wouldn’t be surprising, even if Mack and/or Watkins are on the board.