Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies offensive linesman Jake Matthews (75) sets to pass block Duke Blue Devils defensive end Kenny Anunike (84) during the second quarter in the 2013 Chick-fil-a Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Atlanta Falcons select Jake Matthews

Last year, the Falcons were less than disappointing. One of the biggest reasons to their poor 2014 was the fact that quarterback Matt Ryan couldn’t stay upright. In order to fix that problem, the Falcons have selected offensive tackle Jake Matthews out of Texas A&M with the sixth pick in the Draft.

Matthews have spent the last couple of seasons protecting Johnny Manziel, and now he will get the chance to protect Pro-Bowl quarterback Matt Ryan. Matthews is a beast that can play on both sides of the offensive line. The Falcons would love to have this versatility because everyone knows how the offensive line is a revolving door in the NFL.

Matthews has the ability to play at a high level because he played in the SEC and against some of the best defenses in the country. He will need it, seeing how the Saints and the Panthers are in the Falcons division. Matt Ryan and company must be jumping for joy at the fact that Jake Matthews will be throwing on a black and red jersey this season.

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