Sep 7, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive linesman Taylor Lewan (77) against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Taylor Lewan viewed as second-best OT?

Former Auburn Tigers’ offensive tackle Greg Robinson seems to have taken his spot as the top offensive tackle prospect in this year’s NFL Draft and seems like a near lock to beat the first tackle taken next week. Many believe the St. Louis Rams, who hold the second overall pick have keyed in on Robinson.

There are several candidates to be the second tackle selected, including former Texas A&M Aggie Jake Matthews, but Mel Kiper, Jr. of ESPN believes many teams view former Michigan Wolverines’ star Taylor Lewan as the second-best tackle and he still could be the first tackle selected.

“In terms of going two, it’s not out of the question,” said Kiper, via Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com. “If they (St. Louis) do take a tackle he’s right there with Robinson. You could make an argument that he’s better than Robinson, which right now he is. Robinson might have bigger upside, but Taylor Lewan really benefited by going back for his senior year. If he doesn’t go there he could go to Oakland at five, definitely to Atlanta at six. I don’t think he gets past six.”

The NFL Draft starts a week from Thursday.

(H/T NFL Trade Rumors)

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