SEC’s top 25 players of 2013: No. 10 Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews

SDS is continually counting down the top 25 players in the SEC for 2013, and we’re not stopping until we get to No. 1. I know you’ll agree with every single one…

No. 10: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M (SR)

Why he’s worthy: The SEC has the three premier caliber offensive tackles in college football, and Jake Matthews is arguably the best one in the country. While Johnny Manziel got much of the ink in 2012, Matthews and company may have been the best offensive line.

Matthews is the son of NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews, and he’s an offspring who has lived up to the hype…and then some.

Matthews moves from right to left tackle to replace Luke Joeckel. Could the Aggies have back-to-back Outland Trophy winning left tackles? Matthews is that good.

Instead of turning pro and starting his future NFL career, Matthews returned to school for a once in a lifetime opportunity to play with his brother Mike, who will be the Ags’ center.

With Matthews’ talent, leadership experience, his return is like getting one and a half players back, despite losing Joeckel. The Aggies O-line will once again be a premier unit in the SEC.

He should have a monster season blocking for you know who in 2013.

The Countdown:

1.  Biggest freak in college football
2.  Johnny what’s his name?
3.  Best running back in college football
4.  The biggest winner in the rankings
5.  College football’s No. 2 overall running back
6.  A record-setting QB
7.  The Tide’s defensive glue
8.  The best offensive tackle in college football?
9.  Alabama’s O-line anchor
10. Texas A&M’s versatile left tackle
11. The biggest deep threat in the country?
12. Florida’s dancing defender
13. One LB who should explode in 2013
14. Jarvis Jones who?
15. The SEC East’s top receiver
16. Florida’s Honey Badger
17. A receiver who doesn’t drop passes…ever
18. LSU’s freak
19. A Rebel who knows he’s good
20. Funny name; not a funny game
21. Arkansas’ O-line anchor
22. A receiving freak
23. An underrated Tennessee head smasher
24. LSU’s defensive quarterback
25. An unheralded Hog

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