Who is ranked ahead of him
There were four names that stood out ahead of Taylor Lewan that really irked me. Now, all of these players are top-10 on this list, so you aren’t going to find a lot of slouches. Still, these players could all be argued as worse than Lewan based on incorrect rationale or tape that disagrees with their legend.
9. Laremy Tunsil, Houston Texans
-Tunsil was a liability for the Texans last season before the snap with one of the highest presnap penalty totals in the NFL. If you are going to do that and get away with it, you need to be perfect after the snap and that just isn’t what Tunsil showed.
8. Ryan Ramczyk, New Orleans Saints
-This is more of a technicality, but this was a big chunk of the argument for Ramczyk
"The Saints are the only team in the NFL to have two tackles appear in the top 10. They’re my pick for the best line in the NFL and Ryan Ramczyk is a major reason why. Ramczyk was dominant in 2019, allowing zero sacks all season."
That is a stat pulled from PFF, and just to show you that this is AT BEST, extremely subjective here is Titans UDFA Derick Roberson beating him for a sack.
Again, I don’t even know if I have a problem with him being ranked ahead of Lewan in a vacuum but throwing around this stat is crazy and it has inflated the value of his name a lot.
Combining that with the fact that Drew Brees makes everyone look good, especially his offensive lineman and receivers, and the difficulty of playing left tackle on an island as frequently as Taylor Lewan does, and I don’t think I would have had him ranked higher.