With the NFL draft just a couple weeks away, the Oakland Raiders are narrowing their list of candidates to be draft at the No. 5 slot. Many have speculated the idea of taking a quarterback, a wide receiver and even an offensive lineman. So which offensive lineman should they take in this year’s draft if they do decide to go to that route?
According to multiple sources, the Raiders are far more interested in issue-plagued Taylor Lewan than the other two offensive linemen that everyone thinks should go in the top five and easily should go before Lewan.
I’m told the Raiders like Michigan OT Taylor Lewan better than either Greg Robinson (Auburn) or Jake Matthews (Texas A&M).
— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) April 23, 2014
Lewan had his issues on and off the field while with the Michigan Wolverines. With serious attitude problems that got him in trouble with the law in an investigated assault, Lewan raised many red flags to NFL scouts and teams looking for a staple for their offensive line for future years.
Many predict him to go anywhere from the 10th pick on, but if the Raiders snag him at No. 5, they could be making a huge mistake and quite of a reach.
Well, he does have the Raider attitude, smashing guys helmets into the ground after plays and taking cheap shots every now and then. Oh, that’s what Oakland is trying to veer away from? Probably a good idea to avoid Lewan then.
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