Todd McShay, Mel Kiper mock drafts send Taylor Lewan to Buffalo

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In their final mock drafts of 2014, ESPN's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay both picked Taylor Lewan for the Buffalo Bills.

In their final 2014 NFL mock draft postings over at ESPN.com, both Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have picked Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan for the Buffalo Bills.

"The Bills would have to be comfortable with his ability to convert to the right side," McShay writes of Lewan, "but if they are, Lewan is a great value at this spot and would help stabilize the offensive line."

Kiper concurred with McShay's assessment that Lewan is a left tackle first, writing: "Lewan has ideal length to play left tackle, but can come in and play on the right side, where he'll protect EJ Manuel and add a nasty streak as a run-blocker."

Over the past couple of weeks, Notre Dame tackle Zack Martin (who was Mike Mayock's mock draft pick for the Bills) has been more firmly linked to the Bills as a Top 10 possibility. Martin was one of the Bills' pre-draft visitors, while Lewan was not - the Bills have hosted their first-round pick on a pre-draft visit in at least each of the last four years - and Martin's consistency and versatility might be more valued by a team with a former offensive lineman (Doug Marrone) serving as its head coach. There are off-field concerns following Lewan, as well.

It's no certainty that Lewan will be available when the Bills pick, either; there has been a lot of buzz over the past couple of days that he could wind up in Atlanta at No. 6 overall.

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