Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
Many people thought the run game's struggles this season (okay, the offense in general) would reflect poorly on Lewan's draft status. SI disagrees.
1. Jarvis Jones - Georgia
4. Manti Teo - Notre Dame
11. Johnathan Hankins - Ohio State
15. TAYLOR LEWAN
22. Kawann Short - Purdue
23. Tyler Eifert - Notre Dame
If we lose Lewan this year, we will have an extremely inexperienced line next year. He sure does have a tough decision to make.
Here is there matchup over the whole game. SIAP but I searched and didn't see it:
edit: sorry it's below
FWIW Taylor Lewan is listed first in the list of NFL draft stock risers of the week on SI, with a projection of him being potentially the first tackle off the board (which in today's NFL I presume means a top 5 pick at worst).
Sad face as I selfishly held out hope he might not be super-hyped so much so that he'd stay another year, but I would never begrudge a first round pick for leaving early. (frankly, I don't begrudge other folks like Shantee Orr or Ernest Shazor either for doing what they felt they needed to do, just disappoint sometimes for what coulda been)
Anyway, stay safe, NFL donkeys. You're on notice.