The draft is less than a week away and speculation about all the top picks is rampant. The New York Giants are reportedly looking to get two starters out of their first three picks, and one of the needs they’re looking to address is the offensive line. If Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan were to slip to them at 12, the Newark Star-Ledger is reporting that the Giants would most likely pass.
From the Newark Star-Ledger:
In order to increase the odds of a successful selection even more, Reese and the Giants look for “the cleanest guy possible.” They try to limit the risk as much as possible. With that, you can likely eliminate Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan from consideration completely at No. 12 overall. He comes with off-the-field question marks.
The Giants could be more intrigued by Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin anyways. But not all teams are down on Lewan, the Miami Dolphins would reportedly be thrilled to get Lewan if he slips all the way to their 19th overall pick and Draft guru Mel Kiper has Lewan as a top-six pick.
“In terms of going two, it’s not out of the question,” said Kiper, via the Bills’ website. “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.”
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