Whether the Jacksonville Jaguars' reported interest in Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews is real or a smokescreen, the club reportedly brought the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews in for a visit last Thursday, just two weeks before they'll have to decide what to do with the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft.
While the Houston Texans aren't expected to choose an offensive tackle with the No. 1 overall pick, the possibility of the St. Louis Rams beating the Jaguars to Matthews with the No. 2 pick is a real one. All four NFL Media analysts who have submitted mock drafts project the Rams to choose an offensive tackle with the No. 2 pick, two expecting Matthews to be the choice, two others seeing Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson as the Rams' pick.
While drafting back-to-back offensive tackles with top-three picks would certainly be unorthodox, keep in mind that the Jaguars worked Joeckel at right tackle last year before he endured a season-ending injury at left tackle. If the plan for Matthews was to play the left side, Joeckel would already have the benefit of some experience on the right.