Taylor Lewan named 1st team All-American

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on December 6th, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Per @umichfootball, Taylor Lewan has been named a first team all-american by the Walter Camp organization. becoming the 127th first team all-american in Michigan Football history.



December 7th, 2012 at 10:54 AM ^

On a personal level, I agree and yet also say that with the NFL rookie cap he won't be pulling $50 mill like a few years ago. I agree with the guy that Lewan is not NFL ready and it's not out of trolling or not wanting him to go. When I see him play I see a good but not great LT. Forget the rest of the line for a sec as a true All American LT, one who is a sure fire top 10-15 pick like most are saying, should be a guy you can literally run behind when you need a couple yards. Throw a bucket next to him and that kind of guy should be good for it. Lewan doesn't have that mauler in him and his feet aren't as good as a finese LT should have. He is a tweener, of sorts. Watching true Freshman blow him up in the osu game a few times cemented that notion for me. When Noah Spence BULL RUSHED and ran by Lewan and won multiple times......it was sad certification for me. One play is a fluke, sure. Yet, a skinny Freshman beat him one-on-one more than a few times and in more than a few ways. If I'm an NFL GM with a top 15 pick and need a LT, I cringe looking at that film.

Johnny Blood

December 7th, 2012 at 8:18 AM ^

I hope he doesn't leave, but have to believe he will.  Really nothing left for him to prove.

He has played really well for us and matured into a vocal team leader, we were all very lucky to have him.  I hope he has prepared the guys below him to step into his shoes.

And, speaking of that... I really hope that when he does leave, he leaves the twosie behind so it can be passed down each year to the leader of the OL -- the OL equivalent to the #1 jersey for WR's.