jake matthews

What Will the Falcons Be?

New Atlanta coach Dan Quinn has roots all over the football landscape, so identifying what kind of team to expect is not as simple as saying the Falcons will be Seahawks South. Plus thoughts on the draft, including one QB to watch

Who Would You Rather Face?

A game-planning paradox: Peyton Manning’s an all-time great, sure, but the dangerous and unpredictable Colin Kaepernick is harder to prepare for

Falcons Report: Putting It All on the Lines

After a nightmare 2013, the Falcons spent the offseason getting bigger and more physical in the trenches. How those rebuilt offensive and defensive lines perform will determine whether Atlanta can compete in the NFC South

A Father’s Life Lessons

We asked a dozen men in the NFL—players, coaches and executives—to share the best thing they’ve learned from their dad or an influential father figure. Here’s the wisdom that’s been passed on by mail carriers, businessmen, high school coaches, Hall of Famers, construction workers, educators and military veterans

Learning to Fly Again

I step inside Falcons headquarters as GM Thomas Dimitroff scrambles to get Atlanta back on top. Plus, Michael Sam and Oprah get it right, Robert Mathis gets it wrong and where (I think) the 2015 NFL draft and Super Bowl 52 are going

Position Analysis: Offensive Line

There are more O-line anchors available this year than last, including three who should go in the top 10

Best of the Beasts

When it comes to offensive tackles in the 2014 NFL draft, there’s a consensus top two: Auburn’s Greg Robinson and Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews. Who will get picked first? After watching tape, the winner is ...

Competition Starting to Stiffen

We think we have this draft's top prospects pegged, but we'll learn a lot as some in our top 50 get ready to face off against each other in coming weeks

Now the Schedule Gets Real

We now have some data on the draft's top prospects, but the cream will really separate itself now that conference games are beginning

Welcome to Clowneyland

My inaugural list breaking down the top 50 prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft