Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
Taylor Lewan hasn't yet decided if he will go pro and enter the 2013 NFL Draft or remain at Michigan for his senior season.
Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan says he hasn't made a decision regarding his status for the 2013 NFL Draft. Lewan has another year of eligibility with his senior season, but many already regard him as a potential top pick in the draft. According to MLive.com, Lewan will wait until after the team's bowl game to make his decision.
"However long it needs. I don't want the big showboat. I don't want the LeBron James thing going on. I just want to do what's best for me, best for my family, best for my friends, best for my situation. And when I decide what I need to do, then the answer will come out."
Many have projected Lewan to be picked in the top half of the first round if he comes out this year. Sure, he's this year's Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year, but returning for another season could hurt his draft stock in many ways, from a potential down season to injury to simply being a year older coming into the league.
Lewan has already announced plans to file with the NFL Draft advisory board, which is used to help players gauge their stock and potential draft position in the NFL. If he turns pro, Lewan would still graduate, as he'll earn a degree in general studies come May.