Each week we do a theme across all of the SB Nation NFL blogs. This week the theme is what offensive lineman could be used as a skill position player. That is the reason for this post.
Who remembers this play?
In case you didn't believe it and need to see it again, here's Marcus Mariota to Taylor Lewan for 6. https://t.co/K5rukLvaq0— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) October 23, 2016
Let’s break this down:
Taylor Lewan does an excellent job of selling the fact that he is just staying in to block. That relaxes the defense to think that he is just doing what he always does despite being announced as eligible before the play started.
Lewan then does a really nice job of releasing and catching the ball with his hands. We see receivers all the time that catch the ball with their bodies....not Lewan.
Then he shows a really nice burst to get to outrun the defender to the end zone. It really is a shame this play happened last year before the NFL relaxed the celebration rules. Lewan would have had something epic after getting in the box!