Taylor Lewan visiting Falcons, Lions and Rams

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Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan is widely considered to be one of the top offensive line prospects available in this year’s draft class.

As such, Lewan is getting plenty of attention from teams with draft picks in the top 10 of May’s draft.

According to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, Lewan had a visit with the Atlanta Falcons on Monday. After meeting with the Falcons, Lewan flew to Detroit to meet with the Lions and also has a visit set up with the St. Louis Rams, per Tim Twentyman of the Lions’ official website.

All three teams have picks inside the top 10 of the draft. Atlanta holds the sixth pick, Detroit the 10th and St. Louis has the second and 13th overall picks in the draft.

Lewan is among the top tackle prospects in the draft along with Auburn’s Greg Robinson, Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews and Notre Dame’s Zach Martin.

Atlanta may be the team with the most pressing need for a tackle out of the group. Detroit returns starters Riley Reiff and LaAdrian Waddle this season while the Rams have several options, including Jake Long, Rodger Saffold, Chris Wiliams and Joe Barksdale.

Meanwhile, the Falcons have left tackle Sam Baker coming off an injury and former third-round pick Lamar Holmes returning after starting 15 of 16 games as a rookie.

4 responses to “Taylor Lewan visiting Falcons, Lions and Rams

  1. Rams sure could use another OT. If we get one of the top three then they could slide into RT and play week 1. Given that Long is health to start at LT, then you have Saffold and Barksdale that could play elite at the guard position while being the primary backups for the OTs. With Wells starting at center along with Jones and Barnes backing up inside positions we could have a very good line next season. Drafting an elite OT in the draft will give us much more flexibility on the line.

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