Inside The Iggles 2014 Mock Draft, Post-Combine Edition

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9. Buffalo Bills
Jake Matthews
Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M

Sep 21, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) and offensive lineman Jake Matthews against the SMU Mustangs at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

A slide for Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews, who could very well have gone as early as second overall, ends at nine with the Buffalo Bills. With Sammy Watkins off the board, Buffalo decides to turn their attention to their offensive line and begin to build protection for 2013 first-round investment E.J. Manuel. Matthews is used to blocking for quarterbacks who make plays inside and outside of the pocket, so there’s no change here.

The Buffalo Bills find at number nine the best offensive tackle of the 2014 NFL Draft. Both their offensive tackles struggled in 2013, but Erik Pears was horrible. Jake Matthews solves their problem in an instance. A dominant tackle at Texas A&M, Matthews was considered by some draft pundits a better prospect than Luke Joeckel. He has the best technique among the offensive tackles of his class and has played consistently at a high level.