ESPN Insider Mel Kiper has posted his latest 2014 NFL mock draft. He has the Tennessee Titans taking another familiar name. Unlike Todd McShay who had them going defense, Kiper has them siding with an offensive player:
Taylor Lewan, OT, University of Michigan
Analysis: This is another pick I’m sticking with, as the Titans have some decisions to make at tackle both this offseason and next with current personnel, and Lewan could come in and provide immediate help, as well as a bridge to life after Michael Roos at left tackle. Lewan plays with a solid base and is particularly good as a run-blocker, but has the combination of power, length and good feet to handle both speed and power rushers. Going back to his junior season, he handled Jadeveon Clowney pretty well.
In Kiper’s draft, Anthony Barr (Atlanta Falcons, No. 6) and Khalil Mack (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, No. 7) were already taken. C.J. Mosley was drafted at No. 12. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix went at No. 17.
Lewan would replace David Stewart. That would create a right side of the offensive line that includes second-year center Brian Schwenke, second-year right guard Chance Warmack, and rookie Lewan. Give them a couple years and that unit could become dominant.
Other AFC South Picks:
Houston Texans (No. 1): Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M University
Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 3): Jadeveon Clowney, DE, University of South Carolina (Typo fixed)
Indianapolis Colts (Traded Pick for Trent Richardson)
SOURCE: ESPN Insider