Just Blog Baby 2014 NFL Mock Draft: First Round 1.0

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Nov 9, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive linesman Taylor Lewan (77) walks off the field after the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan Stadium. Nebraska won 17-13. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

#3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Taylor Lewan, OT Michigan

Rory’s Take: Lewan is a massive mauler that fits the mold of what Schiano wants in his players. Anthony Barr would also make sense here, but Schiano seems to be bent on having versatile players that match his 43 scheme. There is a lot of leeway here, but the Buccaneers need an offensive tackle as much as they need a pass rusher.

Chase’s Take: Lewan is a player that really shows how topsy turvy the 2014 draft can be based in need and the sheer amount of guys who can be quality players down the road. The Bucs won’t be in the market for a quarterback based on Mike Glennon’s performance since taking over for Josh Freeman. Lewan really helped his draft stock in the Ohio State-Michigan game at the Big House this week, Michigan was getting everything off tackle in the run and pass game. Naturally their senior leader in Lewan was a big part of that. He is a guy who is on my Top 5 want list for the Raiders so hopefully he falls down to where I see him closer to being in the 5-15 range.

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  • mccall316

    If Bradford is cut by the Rams, the Raiders should grab him in a New York minute! And Hell Yes to Barr!!!

  • Thaddaeus Hudson

    My dad played football next to Tom Jackson for Lee Corso’s Louisville Cardinals. I went to school there and now live in Napa. I am a black hole season ticket holder and a Raider lifer. I wish Teddy could be a Raider so badly, but i know it will never happen. With that said, I have a very intuitive feeling that Mike Evans will be a super star one day. I wouldnt recommend the Raiders picking him at the eight spot, but i fear it may come back and haunt us.

  • raidernation3451

    this makes no sense, why would roby go over ifo ekpre-olom, ifo has proven himself, roby has proven he is not ready for the next level