Atlanta Falcons select Jake Matthews at No. 6; five things you need to know


The Atlanta Falcons have made their first-round selection on Thursday night, Jake Matthews out of Texas A&M. In the coming month, there will be plenty of coverage of the newest member of the Falcons. But in the meantime, here are five things to know about the Falcons’ first selection:

1. Matthews is the son of Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews. Linage. Linage. Linage.

2. USA Today and Parade All-American.

3. Widely regarded as the top Tackle prospect, as well as one of the safest picks.

4. High character guy, will be a leader on the offensive line for the next decade.

5. Matt Ryan is the happiest player in the NFL tonight. Matthews is a great selection, the Atlanta fan base should be ecstatic.

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