Dec 28, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive lineman Taylor Lewan (77) walks off the field following the game against the Kansas State Wildcats during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Kansas State defeated Michigan 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

FanSided NFL Mock Draft: Dallas Cowboys Select Taylor Lewan

We are running through our FanSided NFL Mock draft at the moment. This is where the editors around the network make the selections for their teams. We will be publishing the entire mock when it is complete on this site and will post each selection individually as they come in as well. 

Here are the selections that have already been made by our FanSided editors:

1. Houston Texans Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins) Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
3. Jacksonville Jaguars Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
4. Cleveland Browns Derek Carr, QB Fresno State
5. Oakland Raiders Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
6. Atlanta Falcons Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
8. Minnesota Vikings Blake Bortles, QB, UCF
9. Buffalo Bills Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
10. Detroit Lions Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
11. Tennessee Titans Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
12. New York Giants Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
13. St. Louis Rams Aaron Donald, DT, Pitt
14. Chicago Bears Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
15. Pittsburgh Steelers Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

With the 16th pick in the NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select…

Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

Selection made by Steven Mullenax, The Landry Hat

Here is the analysis on the selection:

Although the Cowboys preferred picks are gone (Barr, Donald and Manziel), Dallas will be thankful Lewan falls to them as he’ll help solidify the Cowboys offensive line. Dallas’ current starting right tackle, Doug Free, will be moved to guard alongside Ronald Leary and center Travis Frederick. Lewan and Pro Bowl left guard Tyron Smith will bookend the Cowboys offensive line for the next ten years. Free is in his final contract year and it’s unclear if Dallas will choose to re-sign the 30-year old. So selecting a guard later in this draft might also be in the cards. Wideout Brandin Cooks is also a possibility here.

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  • David

    I honestly do not mind the Lewan pick. I would rather have Barr or Pryor but he will solidfy what could be a great O-line for years to come..

  • Rich

    While I think this could happen it would not be something I like. I feel as if Free should receive another contract and he has shown a willingness to not break the bank by taking a pay cut. Some might think Free could be moved to guard but I don’t think it is a good idea. Replacing Free with Lewan is not filling a hole. I would much rather grab a Guard than Tackle. Not at 16 necessarily unless it is Martin but somewhere in the draft.

  • Old Frog

    My heart skipped a beat when I read, ” with the 2nd pick in the NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select…”

    • Ernie Padaon

      oh man… looks like i need to make an edit… oops.

      • Old Frog

        I’m hoping another error is they take Lewan instead of Martin but I could live with either I suppose.

        • Ernie Padaon

          well.. that one wasn’t an error.. ha

  • SmartThinking

    Figuring what big Jones is going to do next is a mystery, especially since he’s the king of doublespeak. But, if there’s anything to read from big Jones’ past selections drafting an O-lineman with a first round pick is the smart move. After all, he selected Smith and Frederick with his number ones. And last year, he spent big to bring in Waters even though it didn’t work out. He even restructured Free’s contract and, whadduya, know, Free was the eighth best T in the league as a result.

    There’s precedent for Jones to draft a G or T with his first pick if, for no other reason than to complete the set and further protect his wobbly QB and brand new 1,000 yards plus RB.

    Bernadeau might be the worst player on the offense, followed closely by Leary, who’s at least a little more dependable, probably because he’s sandwiched between Smith and Frederick.

    I’d sure like to see the Dallas o-line get at least one G who can pull, and pass protect. Maybe big Jones is smarter, certainly than I give him credit for. If the O line gets our number one, I’ll personally enroll big Jones in my local chapters of Mensa.

  • Howard Willis

    I like the Lewan pick but interesting to see Clinton-Dix still on the board there…Maybe HaHa fills a bigger need