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Taylor Lewan can likely be scratched off Giants draft board

GM Jerry Reese said that the Giants will look for players without issues which likely means you can scratch off Taylor Lewan from the team’s draft board, according to Jordan Raanan of the Star-Ledger.

“You try to take the cleanest guy possible in the first few [rounds],” the GM said.

Lewan was charged with three misdemeanors for his role in an alleged December assault after he was mixing it up with some Ohio State fans.

Reese said he’s more willing to take risks on players with the later picks in the draft.




19 comments
mcfly
mcfly

It's looking more and more likely the 3 top tackles will be gone. Also, Evans and possibly Ebron. Time to trade down.

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

I could be wrong, but I just don't see the Giants passing on Lewan if he's still there. If protecting Eli is their number one priority - which it should be - who better than Lewan to make sure the Elite One is standing upright when in passing downs? Eli has maybe 3 more years as a top QB in the NFL and keeping him upright and protected is paramount for the Giants success on offense. Just imagine the possibilities with Pugh, Geoff Schwartz and Taylor Lewan anchoring our offensive line for the next few years. With those three dudes, the O-line  line could be dominant in no time at all. If Lewan's legal troubles are not much of an issue, the G Men NEED his presence...


Peace

Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

Great news. My feeling all along with this guy is there are a lot of "issues" with this guy. And when someone has so many allegations against them - I am not convinced that there may be more that we haven't heard about. I am not aware of any specific additional allegations but would not be surprised to hear that Ann Arbor police may have given him a pass or two in the past.

jaymanjay
jaymanjay

Can you say smoke screen. And he said they TRY not they wont. Now i do think they might grade Mathews or Martin higher. Honestly I think the Giants would love fore Jake Mathews to fall into there laps but they may settle on martin

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If Lewan is still available at #12, which many people believe isn't going to be the case, you can bet every dollar you have that Jerry Reese will be selecting him. This is a franchise LT, who is ready to play from Day 1.

Mark Movel
Mark Movel

Lewan's issues are not serious. If the Giants do not draft him if available and Matthews gone off the board will be a serious error in judgement on behalf of the Giants. 

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

if LT Lewan is there at 12,

the GIANTS MUST pick him !!!

Lewan's legal problems are a NON-ISSUE !!!

ELI being Kept Healthy,

is a HUGE ISSUE........

SMOKE SCREEN....

but,

I'm 99% sure,

DT A. Donald will be REESE's Pick....

LT Lewan will be Mara's Pick....


spider43
spider43

Let the firestorm begin...

spider43
spider43

@.......  It is possible that Reese is bad-mouthing Lewan in hopes of getting teams to pass on him so that Giants can draft him at #12.  I still don't have a sure feeling who the Giants will pick, and that's probably a good thing that no one can guess with any certainty. The more close to the vest that Reese can keep his plans, the more likely he is to end up with a player he wants. There is a Plan A, Plan B, Plan C... but whomever Reese ultimately selects will be advertised/marketed as their first choice/Plan A player...

Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

An allegation that he threatened to rape someone if they wouldn't retract rape allegations against his roomate is not a serious issue in your eyes?

Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

@Skookaloop @Jeff Comerford  So, then let's view it from this perspective.  In your life, how many times have the cops  spoken to you, as a result of an investigation into potential criminal wrongdoing?


My guess is zero.  Why?  Because most people do not commit crimes or are suspected of committing crimes.  How many of the top 15 draft eligible prospects have been key suspects in more than one criminal investigation?  I don't believe any have.


If you don't view this as something to be concerned about - more power to you.  These are not allegations of self destructive behavior (look at Bradshaw who was arrested for stealing an Xbox).  These are multiple allegations of sociopathic behavior.  So even if you believe that these are the only 2 instances in Lewan's life that this has ever happened - it is still 2 more than you. me and 99% of the population has experienced. 


As it is - it looks like he will be drafted before the Giants select anyway - so it is probably a moot point.  But I still feel that time will be on my side in this argument.  We shall see. 

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

@Jeff Comerford  .

Your GUT Feeling, is still Just GUESSing....

if you where RIGHT,

and the ANN ARBOR POLICE are 100% College FootBall Corrupt....

Why did they Even File a Report ???

Highly PAID Investigators,

who Looked into LT Lewans Past,

Didn't Find ANYTHING... ZERO....

Keep Living in Your  Fantasy World....

ALL the Facts are on the WEB,

Just Look them up.....


Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

Have you ever been to Ann Arbor? I am there several times a year. The University brings in a lot of business and pride to the community. Football games double the population on game day. Do you really think local police will take a stand against athletes?

I am not convinced that these are Lewans only indiscretions. These are just the ones we heard of. Besides, why is it that other athletes in the top 15 haven't had these issues or run ins with the law?

When someone has multiple run ins with the law, it is a concern. Your nonsense claim of me robbing a store is easily disproved by cameras at the store.

Mark my words - Lewan will be arrested before his initial contract is completed. Let it be for someone else.

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

@Jeff Comerford @Mark Movel  

1st You are Just Guessing,

read the Report....

it on the Web...

BTW, this Happened in 2009 !!!

there was NEVER ANY Rape Charges Pressed on Anyone,

the POLICE, did 1 Interview with Lewan, and ZERO came on it....

a NON-ISSUE......

Mark Movel
Mark Movel

@Jeff Comerford @Mark Movel  ok...i say you robbed a convenience store and beat up the clerk, what say you now? People will say stuff...it means nothing with out evidence and words not taken out of context. If Matthews is gone and he is available, then he would be my pick

Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

@Mark Movel @Jeff Comerford  So how many people that you know have had allegations that they threatened to rape someone?  This doesn't happen for most people.  That when combined with the fight that he had with 2 opposing fans after a game - show that there have been multiple issues against this player (that we are aware of).


Many times when there is smoke, there is fire.  Let someone else make a mistake with him.