The Wolverine

June-July 2014

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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B y the end of the second day of the NFL Draft May 9, with Taylor Lewan going in the first round to the Tennessee Titans (11th overall) and fellow tackle Michael Schofield going in round three to the Denver Broncos, Michigan had produced a pair of picks in the first three rounds for the first time since 2008 and also had seen two offensive linemen cho- sen in the same draft for the first time since 2001. Wide receiver Jeremy Gallon capped the draft for the Maize and Blue when he went in the seventh round to the New England Patriots. Lewan, the third offensive tackle selected in the opening round this year, became the first Wolverine to go in the first round since defensive end Brandon Graham in 2010, and the ninth U-M offensive linemen to go in the first round since the AFL-NFL merger took effect in 1970. "I met with a lot of teams so I was kind of all over the board dealing   MICHIGAN FOOTBALL Taylor Lewan Among Three Wolverines Chosen In NFL Draft Lewan, who was picked No. 11 overall by the Tennessee Titans, became the first Wolverine selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since 2010. PHOTO COURTESY TENNESSEE TITANS

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