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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Jake Matthews to the Buffalo Bills

With the 9th overall pick in the 2014 Bleeding Green Nation community mock draft, Buffalo GM wow4444 selects ...

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Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

Buffalo would be overjoyed to have to make the difficult choice between Texas A&M teammates, Jake Matthews and Mike Evans. I am a big fan of Evans and hope the Eagles figure out a way to move up to draft him, so I tried to be objective in comparing the two. Upon further review it wasn't as close as I had originally thought.

Matthews has literally no weaknesses as a prospect. He has the size, footwork, technique, is a film study junkie, and has a bit of a mean streak. Throw in the fact that he is nearly a clone of his Hall of Fame father, Bruce Matthews, who was a 14 time Pro Bowl player. Not only was Jake the best player available he also fills a need that the Bills have at Right Tackle. Factor in the fact that an Offensive Tackle is critical to every offensive play, whereas a Wide Receiver really only factors in on some pass plays, makes this pick a slam dunk.

2014 BGN Mock Draft Order

1 Houston Texans (Imp) - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville - [Explanation]
2 St. Louis Rams (starship 007) - Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson - [Explanation]
3 Jacksonville Jaguars (sports00fan00) - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, SC - [Explanation]
4 Cleveland Browns (InHinkieWeTrust) - Johnny Manziel, QB, TAMU - [Explanation]
5 Oakland Raiders (SleepingDuck) - Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo - [Explanation]
6 Atlanta Falcons (jimmyrustler) - Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn - [Explanation]
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (AnthroEagle) - Blake Bortles, QB, UCF - [Explanation]
8 Minnesota Vikings (pot) - Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA - [Explanation]
9 Buffalo Bills (wow4444) - Jake Matthews, OT, TAMU - [Explanation]
10 Detroit Lions (kamjam) -
11 Tennessee Titans (NowWhat?) -
12 New York Giants (Anthony DiBona) -
13 St. Louis Rams (ILL Eagle) -
14 Chicago Bears (JerkyBoy) -
15 Pittsburgh Steelers (KJ Brophy) -
16 Dallas Cowboys (Patrick Wall) -
17 Baltimore Ravens (rohan915) -
18 New York Jets (del.champion) -
19 Miami Dolphins (HD) -
20 Arizona Cardinals (NCeagle) -
21 Green Bay Packers (ablesser88) -
22 Philadelphia Eagles (jhn) -
23 Kansas City Chiefs (PeaceVT) -
24 Cincinnati Bengals (deg0ey) -
25 San Diego Chargers (StoneColeKiller58) -
26 Cleveland Browns (P_Roach17) -
27 New Orleans Saints (bebin) -
28 Carolina Panthers (MikeKafka) -
29 New England Patriots (Amateur_Hour) -
30 San Francisco 49ers (AndyMcNabb) -
31 Denver Broncos (dceagles) -
32 Seattle Seahawks (eagles0132) -