There are probably quite a few teams that were hoping for a little clarity prior to the 2014 NFL Draft when it comes to the legal problems facing Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan, but it now appears that won’t be the case.
According to Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com, Lewan’s arraignment for three misdemeanor assault charges has now been postponed from Tuesday until after the draft takes place.
Lewan is facing one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault or assault and battery in a Dec. 1, 2013, incident that reportedly included him fighting with Ohio State fans. Lewan, who many consider to be the third-rated tackle in the draft, has denied any wrongdoing in the case.
If you believe the report filed late last month by Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports, the Pittsburgh Steelers have done a lot of research on Lewan over the course of the offseason and that includes having several people in and out of Ann Arbor.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and new offensive line coach Mike Munchak reportedly both attended the Michigan Pro Day last month to observe Lewan and Michigan’s other tackle, Michael Schofield.
Lewan was named the Big Ten’s offensive lineman of the year the past two seasons after starting 48 games at left tackle.