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03/26/14 - 2014 Pro Days: Trio of Wolverines star at Michigan Pro Day...In front of representatives from 29 NFL teams a trio of former Michigan Wolverines demonstrated exciting athleticism during Wednesday's Pro Day, improving their chances at getting drafted. Michigan's top-rated prospect, first round cinch Taylor Lewan, was not among them, as the highly regarded offensive tackle elected to stand on his impressive showing at the Combine and instead participate only in positional drills. Considering that some clocked him as fast as 4.79 seconds in the 40-yard dash at 6-foot-7, 309 pounds in Indianapolis, Lewan's lack of participation in timed drills Wednesday was expected. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/26/14 - Michigan's Taylor Lewan to be charged with three misdemeanors...Lewan, who is projected to be a top-15 pick in 2014 NFL Draft, has faced some scrutiny through the draft process from both NFL teams and the media for his undisciplined attitude, on and off the field. As a four-year starter at Michigan, he admittedly has too many personal fouls on his resume, resulting from unsportsmanlike and drive-altering penalties. On-field intensity is something NFL teams can excuse, but when the wild intensity stretches past the playing field, then it becomes more of a concern.
So how does this affect his NFL Draft future? Not surprisingly, Lewan has been red-flagged by several NFL teams for his overaggressive demeanor, but the two-time Big Ten offensive lineman of the year needs to be upfront with teams regarding his extracurricular incidents and convince evaluators he can stay clean off the field. Talking to NFL contacts, no one views Lewan as a “criminal” but they do have questions about his maturity and overall discipline to be a professional. At the Combine, Lewan reinforced that the allegations aren't a reflection of his character. “That's not who I am off the field,” Lewan said. “It's not the kind of person I am. It might seem that way because of the way I play football but it's not who I am.” Is Lewan still in the first round discussion? Yes, but there will be several teams watching this incident with great interest to see how it plays out between now and May 8. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
03/26/14 - Michigan's Taylor Lewan to be charged with three misdemeanors...Michigan senior OT Taylor Lewan will be charged with three misdemeanors following an altercation last December in Ann Arbor, according to court records (first reported by The Ann Arbor News). He is scheduled to be arraigned on April 8 on one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault or assault and battery. The incident occurred outside an Ann Arbor bar at 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when two Ohio State fans claimed an unprovoked Lewan punched and attacked them only hours after Ohio State defeated Michigan. Bucknuts, an Ohio State insider website, first reported the story on Dec. 23. When asked about the altercation at the NFL Combine, Lewan downplayed the events. “I wasn't in any fight,” Lewan said. “I was actually breaking something up. Some guy said I slugged him.” Detective Lt. Robert Pfannes confirmed that Lewan was the only person facing charges from that specific incident. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/20/14 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 9. Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan, 6-7, 315, 5.09, 1...Pronounced Luh-wan, this mass of might is a tough, tenacious run blocker who is still learning about being a pass blocker, but has great upside. A defensive lineman until his senior year in high school, Lewan played 50 games at left tackle (48 as starter) for Michigan, but is just beginning to blossom and was sometimes reminiscent of former Wolverine star Jake Long. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
12/26/13 - Ohio State fan alleges Michigan's Lewan assaulted him...Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan was questioned by Ann Arbor police after an Ohio State fan said he was assaulted outside a downtown restaurant on Nov. 30, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday. The alleged assault took place after Michigan's 42-41 loss to Ohio State on Nov. 30. Police are still investigating and would not comment. Lewan has yet to be charged or arrested. Ryan Munsch, 29, of Columbus, Ohio, told the Free Press and other media outlets that Lewan assaulted him and a friend in Ann Arbor. He said Lewan punched the friend, then hit Munsch in the face, knocked him to the ground and kicked him in the ribs.
David Root, manager of The Brown Jug restaurant, told the Free Press that police viewed surveillance camera video footage that apparently was inconclusive. Root did not see the alleged incident but witnessed an ambulance pulling away and police speaking with Lewan afterward. Michigan coach Brady Hoke would not comment on the allegations. The Wolverines are in Arizona preparing the the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against Kansas State on Saturday night in Tempe, Ariz. Lewan is expected to play in the game, a university spokesman said. The senior is an All-Big Ten player and a projected first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He is the Big Ten offensive lineman of the year the past two seasons and a first-team All-America in 2012. - The Sports Xchange