While starting his Michigan career as a defensive lineman, Lewan come off the bench in 2010 and has since started 35 games for the Wolverines as an offensive tackle. A 2012 Associated Press All-American and the 2012 Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year, the fifth-year senior returns as one of the biggest names on the team and arguable the best offensive lineman in college football.
While projected by many experts to be a first round selection in the NFL Draft, Lewan has decided to stay another year at Michigan and not take the big pay-day now. Another year at Michigan will test not only Lewan’s physical capabilities, but his leadership skill as well, as the Wolverines transition from a spread offense to a pro-style. Lewan has become known for striving to improve himself and teammates and will again be the anchor of Michigan's offensive line.
Head coach Brady Hoke talked about Lewan’s influence after the recent spring game,
“Taylor’s done a great job with those guys. That’s the reason why he wanted to come back. Physicalness that they need to play with, targeting, all those things that go with that. He’s taken that really personally." (MGoBlog.com)