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Taylor Lewan | Tackle

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 309
College: Michigan
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Rookie OT Taylor Lewan saw some time at left guard during Titans practice.
With Andy Levitre recovering from an appendectomy, the Titans mixed and matched at left guard all practice. The Titans getting Lewan work at guard could be an indication they see him as a reserve option this season. Michael Roos and Michael Oher are currently penciled in as the Tennessee's starting tackles. Jul 26 - 12:18 PM

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Titans agreed to terms with No. 11 overall pick OT Taylor Lewan on a four-year contract.

Lewan was the lone remaining unsigned rookie. As is the case with all first-round picks, the deal includes a fifth-year team option for 2018. Lewan will get run at both tackle spots in camp, but is currently behind Michael Roos at left tackle and Michael Oher at right. We'd assume he has his sights set on Oher. Roos is fully expected to remain on the blindside this season.
Jul 24 - 1:37 PM

Titans rookie OT Taylor Lewan's assault trial has been set for October 28 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Conveniently, that falls during the Titans' bye week. Lewan is facing one count of misdemeanor aggravated assault and two counts of assault and battery stemming from a fight in Ann Arbor last December. It's quite possible the sides will avoid a trial with a plea deal.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 17 - 3:41 PM

Sources tell the Tennessean that the Titans and No. 11 overall pick Taylor Lewan are making steady progress toward a contract.

Given the league's rookie wage scale, there's no reason Lewan should still be unsigned. Perhaps part of the holdup is Thursday's court date where Lewan is facing three misdemeanor assault charges stemming from a Dec. 1, 2013 fight. The only other unsigned rookie is Browns No. 8 overall pick Justin Gilbert.
Jul 17 - 9:43 AM

The Titans are cross-training first-round pick Taylor Lewan at both tackle positions.

The Titans used the No. 11 overall pick on a swing tackle. "Taylor has to be able to play both sides," said OL coach Bob Bostad. The Nashville Tennessean previously stated Lewan would "need an impressive training camp" to become a starter. Michael Roos is the Titans' left tackle, with Michael Oher on the right.
Jun 26 - 2:42 PM

The Nashville Tennessean believes first-round pick Taylor Lewan is "going to need an impressive training camp" to become a starter.

Michael Roos isn't going anywhere at left tackle, and the Titans invested in RT Michael Oher in free agency. One of the most surprising, and ultimately head-scratching picks in May's draft, Lewan may wind up as the Titans' swing tackle in 2014. Roos' contract expires in 2015, when Lewan should replace him.
Jun 20 - 2:37 PM

Titans first-round pick Taylor Lewan will be arraigned on three assault charges in Ann Arbor Monday.

The charges stem from an altercation with some Ohio State fans following last year's game. Lewan says he was trying to break up a scuffle, not fight. We're not expecting this to end with any discipline from the league, and the Titans likely aren't either. They used the No. 11 overall pick on Lewan despite having Michael Roos and Michael Oher on the roster.
May 19 - 8:07 AM

No. 11 overall pick Taylor Lewan saw playing time at right tackle in his first Titans practice.

Lewan was a left tackle at Michigan, but the Titans are cross-training him at both tackle spots. Depending on how quickly he adjusts, he could push Michael Oher for the starting right tackle job. There have also been rumblings the Titans might be willing to "move" LT Michael Roos, clearing up a job for Lewan.
May 17 - 3:29 PM

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said No. 11 overall pick OT Taylor Lewan will be given the chance to compete for a starting job.

With Michael Roos in a contract year, the Titans don't need Lewan to be a Week 1 starter, but he could beat out Michael Oher for the starting right tackle spot in training camp. Lewan may ultimately be used in a swing role as a rookie before taking over on the blindslide for Roos in 2015.
May 9 - 5:48 PM

The Nashville Tennessean doesn't envision No. 11 overall pick OT Taylor Lewan starting for the Titans as a rookie.

Michael Roos is entrenched at left tackle, while Michael Oher was signed to man the right side. Oher is a turnstile and penalty machine, so we could easily see Lewan beating him out. But Oher's deal did include $9.5 million guaranteed. Roos is entering the final year of his deal. Lewan may go the Riley Reiff route and handle swing duties in year one. It was a puzzling pick for the Titans.
May 9 - 10:52 AM

Titans selected Michigan OT Taylor Lewan with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Lewan (6-foot-7 1/8, 309) started 48 games as the Wolverines' left tackle, earning Big Ten O-Lineman of the Year as both a junior and senior. He measured in with 33 7/8-inch arms and ran 4.87 at the Combine, with highly impressive vertical (30 1/2") and broad (9-foot-9) jumps. Lewan has the physical makeup of an NFL blind-side protector, though draftniks believe he projects best on the right side. He's arguably a superior physical specimen to both of last year's top-two picks, Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel. Lewan has left-tackle athleticism and right-tackle intensity. He should supplant newly-signed Michael Oher at right tackle and could replace Michael Roos, who has one year left on his deal, at left tackle in 2015.
May 8 - 9:22 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger believes Michigan OT Taylor Lewan can be "eliminated from consideration completely" at No. 12 overall where the Giants pick in next week's draft.

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. GM Jerry Reese said the Giants are looking for the "cleanest guy possible" in the first round. We doubt Lewan will be available at No. 12 anyway, but they're believed to be higher on Notre Dame G/T Zack Martin due to his versatility.
May 2 - 8:52 AM

After talking to "several NFL clubs," ESPN's Mel Kiper stated Monday that he expects Michigan OT Taylor Lewan to be a top-six pick in May's draft.

Think what you want about Kiper as a "talent evaluator;" he's one of the most accurate mock drafters in media, posting a top-five cumulative mock score on The Huddle Report over the past five years. Kiper believes Greg Robinson is the No. 1 tackle on most teams' boards, Lewan is No. 2, and Jake Matthews is No. 3. "If he doesn’t go (No. 2 to St. Louis)," Kiper said of Lewan, "he could go to Oakland at five, definitely to Atlanta at six. I don’t think he gets past six."
Apr 28 - 3:37 PM

The Oakland Tribune reports the Raiders are higher on Michigan OT Taylor Lewan than Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews and Auburn OT Greg Robinson.

Lewan is widely considered the third-best tackle in this year's class behind both Robinson and Matthews, but he's still a top-notch prospect and likely would have been the No. 1 pick last year. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. described Lewan as a "nasty street fighter" and thinks he could go as high as No. 2 overall to the Rams. The Raiders sit in the No. 5 slot and are far from set at the tackle spots.
Apr 23 - 2:31 PM

A team official told the Miami Herald the Dolphins "would be thrilled" to land Michigan OT Taylor Lewan at the No. 19 pick.

He'd be a day-one starter at right tackle for the Fins. Unfortunately, Lewan is expected to be drafted before No. 19, and could go as early as the top ten. The Herald's Barry Jackson hints the Dolphins' top first-round target is Lewan, with Notre Dame's Zach Martin close behind. Miami has needs at both right guard and right tackle after remaking their left side in free agency.
Apr 6 - 5:14 AM

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