Prospect

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Dion Lewis (RB)
  • Height:
    5'7"
  • Weight:
    193 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    28 1/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    8 3/4 in.
  • College:
    Pittsburgh
  • Conference:
    ACC
Featured Prospects

Selected by: Philadelphia Eagles
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 18 (149)

Pick Analysis: He is a crafty runner with wiggle and quickness. He is effective between the tackles and gives the Eagles another contributor in their running back rotation.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.57 sec
  • Bench Press17.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump34.5 inch
  • Broad Jump112.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill6.9 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.18 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.39 sec
Buzz

Overview

Lewis is a quick, compact running back who can make defenders miss but may lack the pure size and power to become a full-time starter in the NFL. Probably finds a home as a change-of-pace back but still must develop as a receiver and pass blocker in order to be relied upon on third downs. Shows patience and vision behind the line, senses creases and cutback lanes and can shake tacklers in traffic and in space but needs to do a better job of getting vertical at times. Can break arm tackles and is crafty in a crowd. Day 3 prospect.


Strengths

Lewis possesses great feet and quickness. Makes defenders miss behind the line and in the hole. Displays outstanding elusiveness in the open field. Has enough speed to get the edge. Does a good job setting up his blockers. Breaks some tackles despite lack of size. Durable.

Weaknesses

Lacks power and bulk. WonÂ’t push the pile. Will dance too much in space at times. Quicker than fast and lacks true home run speed for the next level. Puts the football on the ground a little too often. Struggles in pass protection where technique and effort are inconsistent.

Grade

5.7

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 Draft Profile - RB Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh

    Published: April 8, 2011 at 12:46 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Pittsburgh running back Dion Lewis.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Dion Lewis

    Published: March 7, 2011 at 06:07 p.m.

    Watch Pittsburgh RB Dion Lewis work out at the 2011 Scouting Combine.

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