Tennessee Titans draft Taylor Lewan at No. 11 overall


The Tennessee Titans signed offensive tackle Michael Oher to a big contract this offseason, and they have stalwart Michael Roos at left tackle. And they still decided to take a tackle with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2014 draft.

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Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan is the newest member of the Titans. He might not even have a starting tackle job waiting for him right away, but this is a case of Titans general manager Ruston Webster choosing the top player on his board. Lewan is the first Michigan offensive lineman to go in the first round since Jake Long went No. 1 overall in 2008.

The Titans had a chance to draft Johnny Manziel, but they will look to fill their quarterback need on the second day of the draft. The Titans of the mid-2000s were built around a strong tackle combination, and Webster is similarly focusing on building up front before they get a quarterback (and a running back) they can believe in long term.

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