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Athletes First Adds To Stellar 2014 Draft Class With Top-Rated OT Jake Matthews

Texas A&M Aggies offensive linesman Jake Matthews (75) on the bench against the Duke Blue Devils during the first quarter in the 2013 Chick-fil-a Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Texas A&M Aggies offensive linesman Jake Matthews signs with Athletes First. Photo Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Over the past few weeks, Athletes First signed one of the top centers and defense linemen for the next NFL Draft.

Now, the California-based agency can also lay claim to arguably the top-rated offensive linemen in Texas A&M’s, Jake Matthews.  Athletes First’s Ryan Williams will represent Matthews.

Athletes First is excited to work with Jake Matthews — one of the top players in the 2014 NFL Draft,” Williams said.  “His tremendous talent on the field matched with his incredible character makes him a great addition to the Athletes First family.” lists Matthews as the No. 1 overall available prospect in May’s Draft.  Steve Shoup of ranks Matthews as the top-rated offensive tackle in the Draft as well.  According to Williams, Matthews will be training at the Athletes First Academy at UC Irvine.

Football clearly runs in the Matthews’ family as Jake’s brother, Kevin, just finished his fourth season with the Tennessee Titans while cousins Clay (Green Bay Packers) and Casey (Philadelphia Eagles) also play in the NFL.