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With his strong pedigree, outstanding character and overall talent, Matthews is considered by some to be the kind of left tackle that a franchise can build around. Matthews earned SEC Player of the Year honors for the second straight season after moving from right to left tackle last season. As a senior, he also won the Bobby Bowden Award, presented for high performance on the field, in class and in the community. He's the son of former NFL Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews and cousin of Green Bay star linebacker Clay Matthews. His older brother Kevin was a two 2-year starter at Texas A&M and younger brother Mike is a current Aggie offensive lineman. Matthews burst onto the scene almost immediately at Texas A&M, taking hold of a starting position just seven games into his freshman season in 2010. Over the next three seasons, he would join 2013 second overall pick Luke Joeckel on an formidable front five that helped the Aggies become one of the most prolific offensive teams in the country. Matthews displayed his agility at the scouting combine in February, ranking second among linemen with a 7.34 time in the three-cone drill and tying for third with a 30.5-inch vertical jump. While Matthews doesn't possess elite athleticism, scouts like his combination of strength and quickness in pass blocking, and power and physicality in run blocking. However, some question whether Matthews has the arm length, foot speed and balance to dominate at the next level. With his ability to play all five positions up front as well as his storied NFL family lineage, Matthews is considered to be a top-five pick who will play a long time at a consistently high level.