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Draft Scout Taylor Lewan News
07/27/14 - T Taylor Lewan agreed to his rookie contract on Wednesday, the last first-round pick to do so. With Andy Levitre out at the start of camp, Lewan could see some time at left guard as well as working at tackle.
05/12/14 - Titans add tough-guy OT to loaded line...Lewan said he prides himself on being a tough, aggressive type player who plays with a nasty streak. "I try to play as hard and fast and nasty as I possibly can. I try to play though the whistle and try to be one of the toughest guys on the field," Lewan said. "I'm really excited to be a Titan and I can't wait to get down there and be a part of of the culture. It's gonna be amazing." The selection of Lewan in the first round continues the makeover that has been going on for the past two seasons with the Titans offensive line.
It began last year with the signing of left guard Andy Levitre and the drafting of right guard Chance Warmack and center Brian Schwenkie. The Titans then released veteran David Stewart in the off-season as his injuries began to mount, and replaced him with former Baltimore Ravens first-round pick Michael Oher. That leaves Roos as the only holdover that Webster inherited when he became GM in 2012. And the nine-year veteran is in the final year of his current contract with the Titans with his scheduled replacement now on board. - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - Titans add tough-guy OT to loaded line...Two possible options for the Tennessee Titans in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night went by the boards before Tennessee's turn on the clock. UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr, who could have been the pass rush threat the Titans have needed for years, was taken ninth overall by the Minnesota Vikings, just before the Detroit Lions selected North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron at No. 10. That really left the Titans with one clear-cut option - Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan - even though the position is not one of immediate need for the team.
Tennessee already has veteran left tackle Michael Roos, who has been a starter since his rookie year of 2005, and recently signed right tackle Michael Oher to a four-year, $20 million contract. That could leave Lewan waiting in the wings until 2015, when Roos is scheduled to become a free agent, or perhaps move Roos to the trading block. Despite not really having a guaranteed starting spot to make an immediate impact as a rookie, the Titans pulled the trigger with the future in mind. "We thought there were three left tackles in the draft that were obvious left tackle type guys. He was one of those three," Titans general manager Ruston Webster said. "My experience has been that it's very difficult to find left tackles, and when you find a guy who can play left tackle in the National Football League, you have to do it. We were very happy that he was still there." - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - After years of dodging players with character questions - having been burned by the Pacman Jones fiasco - the Titans took a couple of players with police blotter incidents on their record. First-round pick Taylor Lewan is facing three assault charges stemming from an alleged incident involving Ohio State fans and also had his name brought up in comments that he threatened a woman, though no charges were ever filed. Lewan faced the matters head on in meeting with the media after being taken 11th overall. "The thing is I explained to them everything and told them the truth," Lewan said of talking to the Titans.
As for the threat incident, Lewan said, "There is a way you need to act on the field and there is a way you need to act off the field and there is a time and a place for everything. ... Off the field I'm not the guy I'm perceived to be. I like to not only represent myself, but the Tennessee Titans in a positive manner." - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - A closer look at the Titans' picks: Round 1/11 - Taylor Lewan, T, 6-7, 309, Michigan...The Titans weren't necessarily looking for a big left tackle when they went into this draft. But when Anthony Barr was taken at No. 9 by Minnesota, their plan for a pass rusher went by the boards. Lewan might not even start as a rookie, but will be the heir apparent to Michael Roos and could man the left tackle spot for a number of years. - The Sports Xchange