The Wolverines’ OT Taylor Lewan made the surprising decision to return to Michigan for his senior year instead of entering the draft, and reportedly stated that his goal is to win a Big Ten Championship.
Lewan was expected to declare for the NFL Draft this week. Not only that, but he was projected to be a high pick in the draft–CBSSports.com projected Lewan to go as high as eighth overall.
The 6-8 left tackle was named to the 2012 All-Big Ten 1st team by coaches and the media. His return means that Michigan will have both of their offensive tackles back; right tackle Michael Schofield is also returning for the 2013 season.
Lewan: Will return for senior year. Goal is for Big Ten championship.—
Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) January 09, 2013
Wow, Michigan T Taylor Lewan coming back for senior year. Was considered a lock high first-rounder.—
Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) January 09, 2013