2014 NFL Draft: Titans get a C for selecting Taylor Lewan at No. 11
The Titans have selected tackle Taylor Lewan with the No. 11 overall pick.
Even though the 2014 NFL Draft is loaded with offensive line talent, it didn't take long for that talent to come off the board. Taylor Lewan out of Michigan was a prime example, drafted by the Titans with the No. 11 overall pick, making him the third offensive tackle taken.
CBSSports.com senior writer Pete Prisco isn't so sure about the pick.
Lewan: Don't get the pick after signing Oher. Is this the end for Michael Roos? They had other needs. GRADE: C http://t.co/KPxAyHqyNs— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) May 9, 2014
Lewan was certainly in the discussion as the top offensive linemen of the draft, though considered by many to be below Greg Robinson of Auburn (who went No. 2 to the Rams) and Jake Matthews of Texas A&M (who went No. 6 to the Falcons).
But what made Lewan stand out was his ability to dominate in a physical way in the trenches.
Here are some of the fiscal details...
Taylor Lewan should sign a fully GTD 4-year, $11,485,001 deal with a $2,088,182 '14 cap number. His signing bonus should be $6,672,728.— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) May 9, 2014
Standing at 6-foot-7 and weighing 309 pounds, Lewan's actually is pretty quick, checking in with a 4.8 40-yard dash. Lewan's also got the tools to potentially dominate in the run game early at the NFL level.
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