Titans first round pick Taylor Lewan is willing to do whatever it takes to get on the field and the could mean changing positions.
Lewan was the third offensive tackle taken in this years’ NFL Draft, but found himself playing some guard during the first practice of training camp.
Veteran Andy Levitre had his appendix removed Thursday night knocking him off the practice field for the first two weeks of camp leaving the Titans with a gaping hole at left guard.
At 6-7, 315 pounds Lewan is not the prototypical guard in the NFL, but this gives the team a chance to find out if he is its best option if Levitre is slow to return or there is another injury.
Head coach Ken Whisenhunt says this opportunity could pay off big when the regular season gets here saying, “In long term thinking, when you talk about game day, depending on the seven active, those guys have to be able to do it all, so this is a great opportunity to get him work if he’s not a starter.”
Lewan is trying to unseat veterans Michael Roos and Michael Oher and is just excited for the chance to get on the field.
“I just want to play the game and whatever that takes. It’s a good opportunity for me to see the ones, to see the speed of all of that and get between Schwenke and Roos and really learn this offense,” he said.
Another tackle, Byron Stingly is also getting a look at guard while Levitre recovers.