Report: Falcons to host Jake Matthews


A club in need of offensive line help selecting early in May’s draft will reportedly host one of the top offensive tackle prospects on a visit.

According to Vaughn McClure of, the Falcons will meet with Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews during the week of April 21.

The son of Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, Jake Matthews played both right and left tackle for the Aggies. The 22-year-old Matthews earned a variety of first-team All-American honors both as a junior and as a senior.

The Falcons hold the No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 draft. Were the Falcons to take Matthews, he could first be tried at right tackle. The Falcons have an experienced left tackle in Sam Baker, a 2008 first-round pick.