The offensive line pool in the 2013 NFL Draft has just been shaken up a bit with LSU offensive tackle Chris Faulk announcing he will forego his senior year and enter the draft. Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan shocked everyone even more when he announced he will return to Michigan for his final year.
The offensive tackle position will definitely be interesting to watch out for, since Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel is projected to be the top tackle, but Lewan was suppose to be after him. Who is next in line?
Faulk was out the entire year due to an injured knee he suffered in the first game. It is most likely a good percentage of fans expected him to return, but it appears he believes that he is NFL ready.
Lewan, a junior, was projected to be the second best tackle in a lot of scouting reports so far. It is too early to say he would have gone in the top 10, but he was projected to be in the first round.
It is a stange move by Faulk to come out, because many expected him to be a top pick if he went back for his senior year, but now he is heading in with nothing to show for. No one is going to want a player who did not play the entire season, not in the first round at least.
Do not expect Faulk to be drafted until the third or fourth round, it should be interesting who takes the risk on him, because he could come in and start right away if healthy.