- Mike DiRocco, ESPN Staff Writer
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars had offensive tackle Jake Matthews in for a visit last Thursday and could be targeting the former Texas A&M standout with the No. 3 overall pick in next month's draft, a league source told ESPN.com.
If the Jaguars were to select the 6-foot-5, 305-pound Matthews, who is the son of Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bruce Matthews, it would mark the second consecutive season they will have drafted an offensive tackle in the top three.
The Jaguars took Luke Joeckel, who also played at Texas A&M, with the No. 2 pick in 2013.
Offensive tackle is not among the Jaguars' biggest needs -- pass-rusher, quarterback and receiver are the top three.
But taking Matthews would help solidify the offensive line. The Jaguars signed guard Zane Beadles in March and installed him as the starter at left guard.
There is a precedent for building an offensive line around two high draft picks at tackle. The San Francisco 49ers took Joe Staley with the second of their two first-round picks in 2007 (28th overall), and he has started 98 games at left tackle. Three years later, San Francisco took Anthony Davis with the 11th pick, and he has started every game since at right tackle.