Video of Lewan's 40 via NFL.com
Results table via CBS, which ranks Lewan as No. 9 overall prospect (No. 3 LT/OL)
Handling business in Indy with a clear head was probably the main goal for most participants. However, most participants didn't have to face questions about their alleged role in a sexual misconduct fiasco. Brendan Gibbons, Lewan's former teammate, was accused of rape in 2009.
After stalling, the case re-emerged in Janaury—and Lewan was said to have threatened and intimidated the alleged victim.
Putting together a concentrated effort amid fierce inquiry obviously wasn't an issue for Lewan, who was calm, cool and collected while dazzling at nearly every turn.
At 6'7" and 309 pounds, he's the ideal young bookend for a developing NFL O-Line. His talent can't be denied.
Michigan may have lost to South Carolina in the 2013 Outback Bowl, but Lewan most certainly handled Jadeveon Clowney, a 6'6," 274-pound defensive end who is among this year's top prospects. That one-on-one victory helped spur hype.
And after a big weekend at Lucas Oil, Lewan could be in for a shorter wait on draft day.
Lewan is viewed by some to be a higher-end prospect than Eric Fisher, who was taken No. 1 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2013 draft.
In the market for offensive linemen, the St. Louis Rams could use the No. 2 overall pick on Lewan.
Having an inside connection probably doesn't hurt chances of that happening. Wolverines legend Jake Long, who also happens to play for the Rams, has taken the time to mentor Lewan, per Jonathan Webb of St.LouisRams.com.
Jake is a phenomenal person. He called me and texted me the moment my bowl game ended and said he’s there to help. He’s a fundamentally sound technician. He plays through the whistle and that’s one of the ways I would like to play in my career, however long it lasts.
Again, personal matters aside, Lewan is an elite-level pro prospect. That can't be debated. Based on performance and the way he handled the media, a grade of "A-" certainly fits the bill.