I revel in football discussion this time of year. Had this not been a anomaly we would all be celebrating through vehement argumentation our current haul of new draftees and UFDA's.
Still, we have to wait a few more days...ugh!
I have been wanting to talk for a while about Taylor Lewan. Man, I am impressed with his talent and work ethic. I was watching a video of his footwork - they are quick, choppy, agile feet for such a large human.
He is know among the scouts as a person who flirts with playing until the final syllable of the whistle. I like this in an OL - loved it in Steve Wisniewski.
I have now seen him interviewed live so many times and came away equally impressed - due to the fact that as a person he is just so "you get what you see," country boy honesty and striving to be the best OT in the world.
I watched him play several times and came away thinking how incredibly quick he is at getting to the second level and outside of the shoulder of the DE even when the end was shading his outside!
I have now noted the past couple of days many boards have moved him into or near the top 10 with many experts seeing him being swept up at 6 to the Falcons. We know the Raiders brass is very high on him, Though I think he will need a extra 10-15 lbs on him before he peaks.
I would not be upset if the Raiders grabbed Mr. Lewan at #5 if no trade down partner is to be had. I have him at number 11 on my board and hope we trade down if he is targeted and can get us another pick.
What about the fans?
I WOULD NOT BE UPSET IF THE RAIDERS SELECTED ___________ AT #5. The pick cannot be any of Clowney, Mack, Robinson or Watkins. Please give a good reason for your selection.