Is Taylor Lewan already becoming a leader for the Tennessee Titans?

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Is the first round pick already making a name for himself among his peers?

I'll be the first to say that when the Tennessee Titans selected Taylor Lewan I was genuinely disappointed. The Titans needed to address offensive line, but players like Aaron Donald and Teddy Bridgewater seemed like much better options. However, I have to say I have been impressed with what I have seen and heard from the rookie.

No matter what way you slice it, it seems like he is a unifying presence among the rookies so far. He and Zach Mettenberger have already hit it off. Also, this is the most we have heard from the rookie class in a long time. Daquan Jones, Zach Mettenberger, Bishop Sankey, and Taylor Lewan have all been very vocal on social media outlets and the team seems to already have a connection that Titans fans haven't seen in the past.

While Lewan knows he will have to wait for his time to arrive, it is interesting that he and his fellow rookies have bonded so well, so quickly. My biggest knock on Lewan when he was drafted was that I didn't know how standoffish he would be considering his on the field play and off the field issues. However, after seeing how comfortable this rookie class is (with the centerpiece being Taylor Lewan) I think Titans fans should be excited that they may have found their offensive leader (emotionally) for at least the next few years. Not only that, but his gritty play may inspire this team to adopt a new mentality.

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