Biography: Former tight end who moved into the starting lineup at linebacker as a sophomore and has been a team leader ever since then. Senior totals included 42 tackles/10.5 tackles for loss/.5 sacks, three interceptions and two pass breakups. Junior numbers included 81/17/5.
Positives: Explosive an athletic linebacker who makes plays sideline to sideline. Fluid moving in reverse, smooth change-of-direction ability and covers a lot of area on the field. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself and is fast out to the sidelines. Gets depth on pass drops, effectively makes plays in space and flows to the action.
Negatives: Inefficient, taking too many steps or incorrect angles to plays. Easily slowed by blocks and not a strong tackler.
Analysis: Lewis adjusted well to his new position since moving to linebacker and offers the athleticism and skills necessary to get consideration on the weak side in a conventional defense.
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