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

2014 NFL Draft Rumors: Pittsburgh Steelers eyeing up Taylor Lewan to protect Big Ben


As the years go on, the top priority–now more than ever–is to make sure that QB Ben Roethlisberger hits the ground as little as possible. With this being his 11th year in the league upcoming, they need to keep him as healthy as possible, and that’s why it’s no surprise that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and his offensive line staff were on hand at Michigan’s Pro Day this past week to get a close look at Taylor Lewan.

Lewan is widely regarded as the top offensive tackle prospect in the country leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, and he proved that at the Pro Day, along with the NFL Scouting Combine last month as well.

Throughout his career, Roethlisberger has been sacked at a near record rate, which has attributed to his injury woes over the years. So, Lewan could be brought in by Tomlin and company as the man to make sure that trend doesn’t continue.

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  • tcirish53@gmail.com

    Jack, I’m sure the Steelers are doing their due diligence on Lewan but I personally believe they will not take him in rd1. Don’t you think there is a pretty darned good possibility that they are ALSO there to look at the RT, Schofield?
    He’s no Lewan but is projected to be a mid-4th round pick which would seem to better fit our needs/draft plans than taking Lewan (given the need for CB, DL, etc).