ESPN.com NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. likes what the Falcons did with the No. 6 pick overall in Thursday night’s first round by selecting Jake Matthews.
From Kiper (subscription required):
“Nothing sexy about this pick, all it does is immediately help an offensive line that not only desperately needed a right tackle, but could use an eventual solution on the left side. And not only can Matthews play both, he can play them both well. Matt Ryan got pummeled last year, and he’s the franchise. Atlanta stayed put and made a move to not only improve their team, but improve their best player.”