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Kendrick Lewis (FS)
  • Height:
    6'0"
  • Weight:
    198 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    30 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    8 5/8 in.
  • College:
    Mississippi
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: Kansas City Chiefs
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 5 (136)
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Pick Analysis: The Chiefs add another piece to their secondary with Kendrick Lewis. The instinctive ball hawk flashes good awareness for the position, and has the savvy to make the calls in the back end. After watching balls repeatedly fly over their head in 2009, the Chiefs are shoring up their secondary with smart safeties to eliminate those mistakes this season.

Overview

Lewis broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore and was productive for three seasons in the Rebels' secondary. He has a good combination of size, strength and athleticism. He is a competitive, instinctive defender who shows range in run support as well as combination zone coverages. He lacks great burst and pure speed in man schemes, but his limitations aren't glaring. He is a quick reactor, taking proper angles and leveraging the ball well. He is a solid tackler but could be more physical on contact. His ball skills are solid but hand dexterity isn't elite. Lewis is a good football player with vocal leadership skills who has a chance to develop into an NFL starter.


Strengths

Lewis is an aggressive kid who plays faster than his listed speed. Shows good lateral range and anticipates underneath routes in zone coverage. Locates balls in the air quickly, attacks with precise angles, and high-points the ball. Technically sound tackler who wraps the ball carrier.

Weaknesses

Does not have elite speed to be a true centerfielder and make plays all over the field. Struggles to turn and run with receivers in man coverage. Lacks the strength and hand technique to disengage from blockers in the box. Loses position at times, giving up soft spots in zone coverage.

Grade

3.4

 
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