Titans pick Taylor Lewan in 1st

May, 8, 2014
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The pick: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

My take: It’s not sexy by any means. And Lewan might not even be a starter in 2014, though he will have a shot to beat out Michael Oher at right tackle. In 2015, Michael Roos could move on as a free agent and Lewan could take over, probably seamlessly after a year of seasoning. Foundation-building is important for new regimes. General manager Ruston Webster started it last year in the draft by taking guard Chance Warmack in the first round and center Brian Schwenke in the fourth.

Near misses: The Titans could have liked outside linebacker Anthony Barr and tight end Eric Ebron, but they were selected by Minnesota and Detroit, respectively, with the two picks right before Tennessee went on the clock. The Titans had some conviction on Lewan, as Adam Schefter said the team passed on an offer from Cleveland to trade down.

What’s next: The Titans pick 42nd in the second round. They don't have a third-rounder.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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