Scouting Report: Taylor Lewan

Thomas Frank Carr

ESPN Radio 1450 Draft Analyst

 Taylor Lewan

OT. R-Sr. Michigan



Height: 6’7”                                Weight: 309                          Arm length: 34”          40 yard Dash: 4.87

Broad Jump: 117 in                  Bench: 29 reps                    Vertical jump: 30.5 in            20 yard Shuttle: 4.49      

 


Strengths

·         Elite NFL size

·         Quick feet, loose hips and ankles

·         Fast, can get out in front and lead block on screens and bubbles

·         Has no problem tracking defenders at the next level

·         Mirrors defender, will ride speed rushers out the picture

·         Counter punches well, has good hand placement

·         Can reach and seal off the line, opens up holes for back

·         Four year starter for Michigan

  

Weaknesses

·         Short arms for height

·         Doesn’t blow anyone off the ball

·         Has been labeled a finesse player

·         Can be beaten by double moves

·         Bull rush knocks him off his base

·         Doesn’t finish blocks with nastiness

Analysis:

Lewan is clearly the lesser of the top three tackles. He doesn’t exhibit the same power, or well-rounded game of the other two players ahead of him. Lewan is a swift footed, pass blocking left tackle. He lacks lower body bulk, strength, or explosion in the running game. He may not have the elite strength teams would want from a man his size but he does play with good technique and fundamentals. He can reach block, seal and open running lanes. Lewan can start right away due to his pass blocking prowess.