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2014 NFL Draft Rumors: Atlanta Falcons work out Taylor Lewan

Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive lineman Taylor Lewan speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons have been linked to a few defensive prospects from Jadeveon Clowney, Khalil Mack and Anthony Barr, but most mock drafts have ignored the offensive tackle position where the team can be in position to shore up the blindside of Matt Ryan.

With that in mind, the Falcons worked out former Michigan Wolverines left tackle Taylor Lewan, according to Gil Brandt.

Lewan had a great showing at the NFL combine in February and at 6-7, 315-pounds possesses prototypical size and length at the second most important position on offense.

The Falcons have been looking for a solution at the position since Sam Baker didn’t live up to his draft billing as a former first round pick out of USC and currently have Lamar Holmes atop the depth chart. The Falcons could be looking at Lewan and Jake Matthews at six if the defensive players they like are no longer on the board.

Also of note is Lewan is facing misdemeanor assault charges which could impact his draft status, so the meeting with the team serves as an opportunity for Lewan to explain his circumstances and exactly what happened to potentially alleviate any concerns over his character.

Tags: 2014 NFL Draft Atlanta Falcons Michigan Wolverines Taylor Lewan

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