Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews Scouting Report

Name
Jake Matthews
Height
6’5
Weight
308
School
Texas A&M
Position 1
Offensive Tackle
Position 2

40 time
5.07
Arm/Hand Length
33 3/8 | 9 7/8
Games Watched
2013 [Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Duke]
2012 [Alabama, Oklahoma, Florida]
Positives
 Large, tall, strong frame. Strong initial punch. Great anchor. Good Knee bend. Underrated run blocker. Technician in the pass game. Shows he can mirror. Able to get to the second level and pickup defenders on the move. Able to maintain blocks and keep defenders in front of him when the play behind him breaks down. Strong finisher. 3 year starter, hasn’t missed a game.
Critical Factors [1-9 Scale]
PRODUCTION 8
MENTAL ALERTNESS 8
COMPETITIVENESS 8
ATHLETIC ABILITY 7.5
CONSISTENCY 8
DURABILITY 8
STRENGTH 7.5
TOUGHNESS 8
BIG PLAY ABILITY 8
LEADERSHIP 8
CHARACTER 8
Negatives
Short arms. Doesn’t keep feet moving, causes him to be pushed off balance. Average foot speed. Though a 3 year starter, only 1 was at left tackle.
POSITION SPECIFICS
INITIAL QUICKNESS 8
KNEE BEND 8
 EXPLOSION 8
USE OF HANDS 8
BODY CONTROL/REC. 8
PASS PROTECTION 7
RUN BLOCK 8
BLOCK DOWN FIELD 8
PULL/TRAP 8
REACH AND SEAL 8
FINISH/SUSTAIN 8
ANCHOR 7.5
AGGRESSIVENESS 7.5
Overall
3 year starter against the top competition in college. Good character with good bloodlines. Not overly flashy in his skill set, but does everything very well. Enters the draft season as a top-10 talent, and the #1 senior talent. Underrated athlete that is a day one starter.

 

 

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