Nov 9, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive linesman Taylor Lewan (77) walks off the field after the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan Stadium. Nebraska won 17-13. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan has private workout with Atlanta Falcons

We are firmly in the middle of NFL mock draft season, and with rumors swirling by the day, we can officially add a relatively new name to the mix with regard to the Atlanta Falcons. Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan has been rising up draft boards into the top-10, and there is a report circulating that the Falcons held a private workout with him on Monday.

Gil Brandt of NFL.com brings the news, but to be honest, this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. The Falcons have been rumored to be in the market for an offensive tackle since the beginning of the draft process, and with Auburn OT Greg Robinson a virtual lock to be off the board, Lewan and Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews would be in Atlanta’s range.

ESPN Scouts Inc. ranks the 6-foot-7, 310-pound Lewan as their #7 overall player in this class, and Mel Kiper’s latest projection placed him to the Buffalo Bills with the #9 overall pick while the Falcons were pegged to select Matthews at #6. In the grand scheme, Lewan’s visit means nothing more than a bit of interest from Atlanta’s side, but with consensus top-10 players, it would be a bigger shock if they didn’t work out Lewan.

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