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NFL Draft: Taylor Lewan drafted No. 11 overall to the Titans

In Thursday's first round of the NFL Draft, former Michigan offensive lineman Taylor Lewan was selected No. 11 overall to the Tennessee Titans.


Taylor Lewan had to wait a little bit longer than most predicted to hear his name called in the first round of Thursday's NFL Draft.

With the 11th selection of the first round, the Tennessee Titans selected Lewan as their offensive tackle of the future.

A four-year starter and two-time All-American at Michigan, Lewan could've went very high in last years draft but decided to stay for his senior year. Though the U-M offense didn't exactly have a stellar 2013 season and off-field issues marring his senior year, his draft stock did not appear to suffer.

By many accounts, Lewan had an impressive NFL Combine and ran a 4.89 second 40-yard dash.

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. had a lot of positive things to say on Lewan leading up to the draft.

"I think he's a heck of a prospect, I've thought that all along," Kiper added. "People were questioning him all year long, but it wasn't him or Schofield, it was the interior of the line. The center and the guard spots were changing by the week with inexperienced players. He has outstanding feet, balance and pass protection, he's technically sound and he has that nasty streak you love to see at that position."

Lewan is the highest drafted Wolverine since offensive tackle Jake Long was selected first overall by the Miami Dolphins in the 2008 draft.