Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
"Lewan, 23, was arrested shortly after midnight on Dec. 1 after allegedly hitting two men outside of the Brown Jug, a restaurant in Ann Arbor. Hours earlier, Michigan lost to Ohio State 42-41 in Lewan's final game as a Wolverine.
Lewan said he was breaking up a fight, but the alleged victims and another witness refuted that claim."
Here's an old thread about it.
I feel sorry for Roos - he's been pretty good if not his devastating All-Pro self from a few years back, and he's a free agent after this year - but happy that another Michigan alum will get his shot.
So the dude with the one-line post the other day with the annoying "thoughts?" conclusion can chill out now.
Reportedly it is fully guaranteed with a $6.7M signing bonus.
A former NFL DE reviews Lewan's play during last year to evaluate his draft stock. I'll let you read the article, but here's a money quote:
Basically, Michigan was cheating [ed: not literally] lining up a tight end to Lewan's side. But it was the stupidest kind of cheating ever.
At an interview with ESPN.com at the IMG Academy, Taylor Lewan says,
"I think I’ve really improved my technical running form, my start and my 40. It’s amazing how much science there is. I’m not here to understand science. I’m here to get it done. I think I’m several tenths of a second faster than I was before I got here".
What are the coaches at the IMG Academy teaching him that his college coaches didn't ? Lewan was coached by two different coaching staffs in his five years. Why didn't they teach him things that would improve his technical running form, his start, and his 40?
AnnArbor.com/MLive have confirmed yesterday's report by Bucknuts.com that Taylor Lewan is under investigation by the Ann Arbor Police Department for his possible role in a fight outside the Brown Jug the evening of the Ohio State game. While they're not going as far as the Bucknuts story, it looks like this might have some legs.
Police confirmed Lewan, a projected NFL first-round draft pick, was in the area of a fight involving Ohio State University fans about 12:30 a.m. Dec. 1 in the 1200 block of South University Avenue, but his level of involvement had not been determined as of Dec. 23.
Lewan has not been arrested and no charges have been filed in the incident. Police confirmed an investigation is taking place into the incident, but would not confirm any further details into the incident.