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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Michigan OT Taylor Lewan

04.12.14 at 9:41 am ET
By will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’€™s time for the Patriots to make a selection.


Position: Offensive tackle

School: Michigan

Height: 6-foot-7

Weight: 315 pounds

Achievements: 2013 first-team All-American (Sporting News), 2013 second-team All-American (Walter Camp, Associated Press, CBS Sports,, 2013, 2012 Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year, 2013, 2012 All-Big Ten first team (coaches, media), 2013 semifinalist for Rotary Lombardi Award, 2012 first-team All-American (Walter camp, AP,,

What he brings: Lewan has the size and quick feet to find success in the NFL, but he only became an offensive lineman during his senior year of high school so he is a late switch to the position. Analysts note that he sometimes struggles with technique and reacting to plays.

Where the Patriots could get him: Lewan is projected as a top-15 pick, so the Patriots likely would need to trade up to get him.

Notes: Lewan redshirted his freshman year and was named a second-team freshman All-America during his first season playing for Michigan in 2010. … On Sept. 15, 2012, he became the first Michigan offensive lineman to score a touchdown since 1948. … According to Deadspin, … as a freshman Lewan threatened a woman who allegedly was sexually assaulted by Lewan’€™s freshman roommate, Brendan Gibbons.

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Video: Here is a video of Lewan playing left tackle during Michigan’s game against Michigan State.

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