# Taylor Lewan Named to AP All-America First Team

Submitted by Raoul on December 11th, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Congrats to Taylor Lewan for being named to another All-America first team, this time AP. From mgoblue.com release:

University of Michigan football senior/junior offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral) was named today (Tuesday, Dec. 11) to the 2012 Associated Press All-America first team.

Lewan continues to receive accolades for his play in 2012. The Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year and an All-Big Ten first team choice by the league's coaches and media, Lewan also was named to the All-America first team by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, ESPN.com and Athlon Sports and second team by CBSSports.com.

See this AP page for the full list.

Purkinje

Lewan, you know that your senior season is worth more than millions and millions and millions of dollars in the NFL. You know that, right? WE LOVE YOU

jg2112

Are you serious?

If he's got his degree, it's in his interest to go pro and start his NFL pension clock running. He looked like a freaking geriatric after every game.

NOLA Wolverine

What is the formating on that graph? Two identical y-axis scalings (with one line plot), and the x-axis starts at zero, counts up to one, and then proceeds to end at zero.

GotBlueOnMyMind

By the looks of it, what's actually being charted is a hyperbolic curve with respect to the y-axis, as it approaches x=0 at, y=0,1. Therefore, for the average person, with a normal understanding of humor, has a normal Cartesian coordinate system representing their understanding of jokes. On such a plane, the curve would hit them straight in the head (they would get the joke). However, this odd and confusing graphing format represents the confusing manner in which the person, without an ability to grasp basic jokes, perceives the joke above (it "goes over his head," or he did not understand it).

snarling wolverine

Blah, blah blah . . . the only reason to go pro is for money.   The NFL is a job.  Work sucks.

If he stays, he gets to be a part of Team 134 and have one more year of college football, which he can never get back if he walks away now.  All the ex-Michigan players say they'd give anything to run out of that tunnel one more time with the winged helmet on.

FreddieMercuryHayes

So does that now make him a "consensus" All-American?  I forget who all has given out their All-American awards yet.

Bodogblog

Those are consensus (Score:5 Normal)

Those are consensus all-americans. Michigan has 78 of them including Molk. If Lewan is named 1st team all-american by 3 of the 5 orginaztions he will become Michigan's 79th consensus all-american.

The organizations are-

 Associated Press (AP) TBA American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) X Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) 12/14 Sporting News X Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF) ✔

Roy Roundtree will wear the #1 jersey before he leaves Michigan.

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Bursley Blue

Congrats to him.

I personally still don't see how he was the best left tackle in the nation this year. I actually think he was better last year, but of course it always helps to have the line anchored by a guy like Molk.

OmarDontScare

The AP link is a fake. No mention of Tom or Will Gholston

mGrowOld

Mock Drafts:

Bleacher Report: #6 to the Rams

Walter Camp Football: #13 to the Dolphins

CBS Sports.com: #6 to the Eagles

Guys....he is gone.  And that's not a bad thing long term to say we're starting to place talent in the upper portions of the NFL draft again.  As a fan I would love to see him return.  As a father there would be no way in the world I wouldn't tell Taylor to go pro this year cause you just never know what can happen injury-wise.

Good luck Taylor and congrats!

UM2k1

I don't intend this to argue with you, as you are reiterating information, but why on earth would the dolphins pick him when they have a pro bowl LT already?

mGrowOld

Good point but my guess would be they are simply following the "best player available" mantra instead of drafting for need.  If they have Taylor as the best player on the board then you either take him or trade him if you want to maximize your pick's value.

ghost

There is a very good chance Miami will Long him walk in the offseason.  He had a down year this year and they have a number of key free agents including Sean Smith and Randy Starks. Plus they drafted Jonathan Martin out of Stanford last year in the second round.  Martin though I would think would be a reason why they wouldn't draft Lewan.  The Dolphins need a WR badly and I doubt they will end up picing as high s #6 anway.

gopoohgo

Beat me to it.  Jake is going to be a cap casualty.

Come to Detroit, Jake.  Our line blows.

And Taylor should leave.  He can always come back for his degree, the 10th pick last year earned a 4-yr, 12.1 mil contract....

Wolverine 73

That or maybe they owe him a ton of money on a roster bonus.   But whatever the reason, he has been hurt, and there is talk the Dolphins may let him go rather than pay him.

justingoblue

I'd probably advise him to leave as well, but if he stays he'll be insured against disability to whatever his draft position was (determined by the NFL Draft Advisory Board). Were he to come back and be perminantly injured, he'd most definitely be worse off than with a few years in the NFL, but he would still be a millioniare.

Indonacious

Others have him as a top 10 pick...happy for him. He is going to have a degree and. Chance to be taken in the top 10 and in the 1st round almost surely. Even my biased perspective would advise him strongly to go pro. His only reason to come back would be for a shot at the rose bowl but that's not really in his control and doesn't seem to be enough. It will hurt us a lot in the short term but it's good to see Michigan players get drafted in the 1st round again.

Perkis-Size Me

I don't see how Lewan doesn't leave after this year. He's essentially a top-15 pick, and could be a top-10 guy if he has a solid showing in the Outback Bowl against Clowney.

I hope he stays, and I'm sure we'd all pitch in to buy him a twosie made of solid gold if that's what got him to stay, but there's just too much risk involved if he doesn't declare (injury, underperforming, etc.). I'm sure Kalis is ready to step in and prove himself.

chewieblue

Kid is a behemoth and plays even bigger than that. He'll be missed when and if (mostly when) he declares.

How many all American teams are there seems like there is a new one everyday.

Doctor Wolverine

If I understand correctly, there are 5. You need to be named to 3 of them to be a "consensus all-American." Congrats to Taylor, this is an outstanding achievement.

Raoul

There actually are more than five, but the NCAA recognizes these five—AP, AFCA, FWAA, Sporting News, and Walter Camp—when determinining "consensus" All-Americans. Lewan's been named to two out of four so far, with the FWAA team to be announced this Friday.

Congrats to Taylor.  If, as it seems he will, he projects to a high first round pick, he should definitley enter the draft. There's not room to improve his stock when he's at the top already.

Sione's Flow

Congrats to Taylor, I'd been extremely happy to see him stay, but after Marcus Lattimore's knee injury this year.  You know something like that has to play into his decision making process.  It's a double edged sword if he stays, but if he leaves early it could be the tipping point where h.s school kids start to see that Michigan is getting back to it's old self putting players in the draft in the first round.

LSAClassOf2000

Congratulations to Taylor on yet another honor. Hopefully, he becomes a consensus All-American with a nomination to any of the AFCA, Walter Camp or Sporting News teams, as it always nice to see Michigan putting out highly decorated talent. Like others, I would love it if he would stay, but I definitely understand if he chooses to go given the projections.

I think Mel Kiper had Lewan as his second tackle off the board after Luke Joeckel at Texas A&M, and then right behind him as the third tackle taken, Kiper predicts Eric Fisher from CMU, I think.

Johnny Blood

Congrats to Taylor.

I said this before in another thread, but I really hope he leaves his twosie behind to pass down each year to the best OL on the team, kind of the like the #1 jersey for OL, only more practical.

Sac Fly

Probably not worth of another post, but he's on Sports Illustrated All-American list too.

Soulfire21

He's been great the past two seasons, but I think he has to go now while his draft stock is high.  If he leaves, he will be sorely missed.

LB

ever played football at Michigan.

For my part, I've been trying to keep all these awards a secret. The burning question, of course, is whether I should retire Adrian (my tired donkey) if Lewan goes.

blue note

Can't blame a sure fire top 15 pick and all American for not coming back for a fifth year. Will be missed for sure.

michfan6060

Selfishly I want to see him stay, but realistically he stayed four years became a helluva player and is ready for the NFL.