Photo of Ronnell Lewis
Grade
66.0 ?
  • 4.68 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 36 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.09 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.40 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 253LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Lewis is an early-entry junior who will likely be moved back to his more natural position of outside linebacker in the NFL. He played the defensive end position his last two years at Oklahoma after coming in as a linebacker, and his frame bodes well for a move. He was a productive player for the Sooners who could even make the extreme jump from end to outside linebacker in a 4-3 scheme, considering that rushing the passer is not a key asset in his arsenal. He has fourth- or fifth-round value and should make early contributions on special teams.

Analysis

Strengths

Lewis is a strong player against the run and can hold the edge well despite often giving up 50 pounds to tackles. He has strong arms to shed blocks and is very good defending the run; Lewis can engage, read, shed and move towards the ball with ease and has a burst to get to the ball. He has the speed to run down ball carriers to the outside and is a good striker once he gets to the ball. He is a tireless pass rusher who relies more on will than he does technique. He is active in the box and has some positional versatility.

Weaknesses

Lewis can hesitate at times when reacting to the pass and will struggle early working in a zone coverage due to poor recognition and hips. He did not get many opportunities at Oklahoma to cover downfield -- he was tasked more with mauling at the line than he was dropping back. He has decent flexibility but struggles to reset his weight after dropping into the flats, and doesn't have the footwork to gather himself when covering running backs. He is a slow-twitched athlete who could struggle working against more explosive players in the NFL.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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