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A physical player with quick feet, Lewan has evoked comparisons to another Michigan tackle, Jake Long. Like the former No. 1 overall pick, many evaluators see Lewan as a potential long-term anchor for an NFL offensive line. He's expected to go in the first round and may start immediately, given his ability to play left or right tackle. A two-time All-American and three-time all-Big Ten player, Lewan uses his big frame to wall off opposing defenders, create running lanes and protect his quarterback. He showed good speed and agility at the combine, recording the fastest time among offensive linemen in the 40-yard dash (4.87 seconds) and the longest broad jump (9 feet, 9 inches). He was also among the quickest at his position in the three-cone drill (7.39). Lewan's athleticism should help him stay in front of quick pass rushers on the edge, and he has the speed to be a factor in downfield run blocking. He does not have the strongest hands, however, and could be pushed around by physical defenders. Lewan was durable as a college player, making 41 consecutive starts. Like many of the game's premier offensive linemen, he has a bit of a nasty streak. That's an asset on the field, but it has created some off-field concerns for Lewan that may raise red flags for NFL teams. In March, it was announced Lewan would be charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault and battery as the result of a dispute following Michigan's game against Ohio State in December.