Without being disrespectful to anyone playing for the Nashville Predators, here’s a theory. If the Preds had six men on ice like the Tennessee Titans‘ star offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, there would be no concerns about whether or not they’d hoist the Stanley Cup at the end of the NHL Playoffs.
Okay, maybe that’s a statement based on emotion with no real evidence to back it up, so let’s start over. If you put a hockey stick in Taylor Lewan’s hands, it probably wouldn’t do Nashville any good, but even though we, as fans, forget this, these are the facts.
No one wants the Stanley Cup more than the members of the Nashville Predators hockey team, but if there was ever a fan that could claim to be right around the same level of desirous, it would be the Titans’ three-time Pro Bowl nod.
Recently, he attended Game 4 of the Predators’ first-round series versus the Carolina Hurricanes, and when the cameras panned in his direction, this happened.
The dude is going to win the Cup by himself at this rate. Call it a crazy theory, but yeah. That’s the type of guy that you want protecting Ryan Tannehill‘s blindside.
Lewan enters his eighth season with the Tennessee Titans.
The Tennessee Titans selected Lewan in the 2014 NFL Draft 11th-overall during the first round. This after a stellar collegiate career where he earned three First-team All-Big Ten nods between 2011 and 2013 as well as two Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year nods and two First-team All-American designations in 2012 and 2013.
Lewan earned a spot on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie Team in 2014. In 2021, he’ll again be a part of a Titans offensive line that is charged with clearing holes for Derrick Henry and keeping Ryan Tannehill vertical. With Rodger Saffold, Ben Jones, Nate Davis, and possibly Dillon Radunz lining up to his right, Tennessee Titans fans should feel very confident about their team’s chances during the coming season.