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Cover 2: Michigan OT Taylor Lewan & Florida State DT Timmy Jernigan

Posted Apr 20, 2014

Cover 2 is a daily look at players on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 prospects in the 25 days leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft.


The following players who entered the 2014 NFL Draft were ranked in Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 (as of April 1). Click below for a write-up of each duo:

RB Carlos Hyde/RB Bishop Sankey | LB Khalil Mack/TE Eric Ebron | LB Anthony Barr/TE Jace Amaro |
LB C.J. Mosley/TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins | LB Ryan Shazier/LB Chris Borland |
OT Greg Robinson/DE Jadeveon Clowney | OT Jake Matthews/DT Aaron Donald |
OT Taylor Lewan/DT Timmy Jernigan | OT Zack Martin/DT Louis Nix III |
OT Morgan Moses/DT Ra’Shede Hageman | OT Cyrus Kouandjio/DE Kony Ealy |
G Xavier Su’a-Filo/DE Dee Ford | G Brandon Thomas/DE Stephon Tuitt |
QB Teddy Bridgewater/DE Demarcus Lawrence | QB Johnny Manziel/DT Dominique Easley |
QB Blake Bortles/QB Derek Carr | WR Sammy Watkins/CB Justin Gilbert |
WR Mike Evans/FS Calvin Pryor | WR Odell Beckham Jr./FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix |
WR Marqise Lee/CB Darqueze Dennard | WR Kelvin Benjamin/CB Bradley Roby |
WR Brandin Cooks/CB Kyle Fuller | WR Jarvis Landry/CB Jason Verrett |
WR Davante Adams/SS Jimmie Ward | WR Paul Richardson/CB Lamarcus Joyner

Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan, Senior

College experience: Lewan started 48 of 50 games, including: 13 at left tackle in 2013 when he was named a second-team All-American and first-team All-Big Ten; 13 at LT in 2012 when he was first-team All-American and All-Big Ten; and 13 in 2011 when he was second-team All-Big Ten. He started nine of the 11 games he played as a freshman in 2010 after redshirting in 2009. In 2012, a fumble recovery led to Lewan becoming the first Michigan offensive lineman to score a touchdown since 1948. He played offensive line for the first time as a senior in high school after previously playing defensive end.

Combine measurements: Height: 6 feet, 7 inches; Weight: 309 pounds

Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 4.87 seconds (first among OL); Bench press: 29 reps; Vertical jump: 30.5 inches (tied for third among OL); Broad jump: 9 feet, 9 inches (first among OL); 3-cone drill: 7.39 seconds (fourth among OL); 20-yard shuttle: 4.49 seconds

Jeremiah’s ranking: 10th out of the top 50 prospects


Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State, Junior

College stats: Jernigan posted 63 tackles (35 solo), 11 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks in 14 starts in 2013, earning second-team All-America and first-team All-ACC honors. He played in 13 games with two starts in 2012 and recorded 45 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in 2012 as a sophomore, despite suffering an MCL injury during spring practice. Jernigan played in 13 games as a freshman in 2011. He finished with 138 tackles (73 solo), 25 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks in 40 career games.

Combine measurements: Height: 6 feet, 2 inches; Weight: 299 pounds

Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 5.06 seconds; Bench press: 27 reps; Vertical jump: 29.5 inches; Broad jump: 8 feet, 8 inches; 20-yard shuttle: 4.83 seconds

Jeremiah’s ranking: 18th out of the top 50 prospects

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