Joe Buscaglia of the Buffalo News, citing a league source, reports that Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews is scheduled to visit with the Bills on Tuesday.
Matthews is widely considered to be one of the top-three offensive tackles in this year’s draft, and some believe he is already a better player than Auburn LT Greg Robinson.
Greg Cosell of NFL Films mentioned on the Ross Tucker Podcast that Matthews is currently a “much more refined and better player” than Robinson at this point in their young careers.
The Bills currently hold the No. 9 overall selection in this years draft, so there is a chance that Matthews could be available to them depending on how things play out at the top of the draft.
Pears, 31, appeared in all 16 games for the Bills last season, but was rated as the No. 56 offensive tackle in the league by Pro Football Focus. According to their ratings, Pears was a solid pass-protector, but unfortunately rated as the third-worst run-blocking tackle.
Matthews should be able to step in and produce from day one, so this could be something to watch in the coming weeks.