Falcons select OT Jake Matthews at No. 6

The Atlanta Falcons selected offensive tackle Jake Matthews at No. 6.

Matthews spent his college career at Texas A&M starting four seasons. In recent years he blocked in front of Johnny Manziel.

Speaking after his selection Matthews described himself as blessed and thanked the Falcons for his “amazing opportunity.

Mathews becomes the seventh member of his family to be drafted into the NFL. He is the highest drafted of the seven.