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Thread: Mike Tomlin attends pro day workout of OT Taylor Lewan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    I believe you are very wrong. Lewan at best will be an average RT.
    Maybe his college games tape says he is only RT.. My opinion was based on his combine and few highlight reels on YT. I have not seen him play much.
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    Taylor Lewan is not the only Michigan OT they might have been looking at.

    Michael Schofield is "position flexible" which Tomlin loves, having played both guard and tackle and should still be available on the 3rd day of the draft...

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    Relax guys. The team is doing it's due dilligence. They need to make sure whoever they settle on is worthy. The interior of the line is solid, but, there are question marks at tackle. I'd have more of a problem if they DIDN'T go to a pro day for a potential top 20 selection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille View Post
    Relax guys. The team is doing it's due dilligence. They need to make sure whoever they settle on is worthy. The interior of the line is solid, but, there are question marks at tackle. I'd have more of a problem if they DIDN'T go to a pro day for a potential top 20 selection.
    On the mark. This is all about having the most information possible to make the best INFORMED decision. Also, keep in mind that many times they talk to a player to not only get insights into that player but also to find out things about other players on his team or a player he played against.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille View Post
    Relax guys. The team is doing it's due dilligence. They need to make sure whoever they settle on is worthy. The interior of the line is solid, but, there are question marks at tackle. I'd have more of a problem if they DIDN'T go to a pro day for a potential top 20 selection.
    Yup yup. I'm sure the team expects Lewan to be off the board by #15 (can't see how the Giants pass on his at #12), but a first round pick is so important that you should get to know the personalities of all of the top guys, just in case one happens to fall unexpectedly.

    Consider what happened with Mendenhall a few years back. Our scouts loved what they saw on the field, and even though we had a big need at RB, we didn't bother meeting with the guy because they thought would be LONG GONE by the time we were drafting. When an uber-talented player at a position of need fell into their laps, they pounced. Perhaps if they had met with him beforehand, they might have realized that football wasn't of primary importance to him. Maybe some "this is the kind of guy who might retire by age 26" red flags might have gone up. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    On the mark. This is all about having the most information possible to make the best INFORMED decision. Also, keep in mind that many times they talk to a player to not only get insights into that player but also to find out things about other players on his team or a player he played against.
    Let me just add that Colbert said that this was not only the deepest draft talent-wise but also the most immature group as well. These investigations help them not only find the measurables, but also help to see if the player is NFL-ready from a maturity level. They want to see if they are most likely drafting another Antonio Brown or another Ta'amu. As fans, it seems that we would expect that they would do this kind of digging. Since Michigan is a major college program they will probably be able to talk to a lot of potential picks, not just a guy like Lewan.

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    One final note - visiting with as many of the guys as possible helps to not tip your hand as to what you actually are looking at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    Nooooooooooooooooo!
    Thought of some of our other posts when I saw this. Had a feeling you would not approve. Lets get a defensive stud in the 1st so we can put this to bed.

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    I saw Lewan is being charged with 3 misdemeanors.

    1 count of aggravated assault, 2 counts of assault and battery.

    Off the board for the Steelers much to Shawn's delight maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thor75 View Post
    I saw Lewan is being charged with 3 misdemeanors.

    1 count of aggravated assault, 2 counts of assault and battery.

    Off the board for the Steelers much to Shawn's delight maybe.
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