Following another strong season where he anchored Michigan's offensive line from the left side, junior tackle Taylor Lewan filed his paperwork with the NFL Draft advisory board according to a report by Kyle Meinke of MLive.com.
The 6'8, 309-pound lineman is viewed as a sure-fire first-round pick by most scouting services, and is not all that unlike former Michigan great and No. 1 overall pick Jake Long when it comes to both size and ability. Lewan was named the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year earlier in the week in a well-deserved nod, and is likely to feature one of the most intriguing size-strength combinations at his position in the entire draft class if he opts to leave.
Though he still could return to Ann Arbor for a final season, Lewan's likely top 15 status will make it difficult for him to pass up on making the transition to a pro career this spring. Lewan is more athletic than Long was at the same point due to years spent in a system where he was often utilized for his agility as a down-field blocker, and looks to be on the verge of being the next great Michigan offensive lineman to wind up as a first-round pick.