The second overall pick for the second consecutive year could be an offensive tackle from Texas A&M.
Last year, the Jaguars took Luke Joeckel second overall. This year, the Rams may take Jake Matthews with the No. 2 pick. That’s the prediction from Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, who predicts that the Rams will draft Matthews. (Thomas is operating under the assumption that the Texans will take Jadeveon Clowney first overall.)
Rams coach Jeff Fisher previously coached Jake’s Hall of Fame father, Bruce Matthews, and Fisher said, “I think Jake’s got some similar traits.”
“He appears to be as competitive as his dad,” Fisher said. “His dad, if he was in this room, he would be doing something of a competitive nature.”
For his part, Matthews said he “would love to play for” Fisher. He may get that opportunity.