Dec 28, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive lineman Taylor Lewan (77) walks off the field following the game against the Kansas State Wildcats during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Kansas State defeated Michigan 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft rumors: Taylor Lewan established as a top 10 pick?


The top two offensive tackles in the 2014 NFL Draft class are widely considered to be Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews and Greg Robinson of Auburn. Right behind those two players is Michigan’s Taylor Lewan, but there is a belief that all three players could be taken in the top ten of the draft in May.

NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks passed along his thoughts that Lewan has established himself as a top ten selection.

“With Taylor Lewan, people were just as excited by seeing his athleticism on display,” Brooks told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “When you get a guy of his size, playing and performing the way that he did, people started to believe that he could be a franchise player at the next level.”

Lewan is a great prospect that has the talent to become a franchise left tackle at the next level, but we will have to see how the top of the draft plays out.

The athleticism of Robinson and polish of Matthews make them higher rated prospects, but if a run on tackles begins early in the top five then there is a real chance Lewan could come off the board shortly behind the top two tackles.

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