Photo of Alex Lewis
Drafted By: Ravens

Combine Results

Grade
5.23 ?
  • 5.22 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 27 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 100.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.94 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.72 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Raven's address their offensive line needs once again with a "toolsy" offensive tackle. Lewis is technically sound and has the length you want there, but he's underdeveloped from a physical standpoint right now. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'6" Height
  • 34" Arm Length
  • 312LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Trying to make his own name in a new place, Lewis chose to start his college career in Boulder to play for the Buffaloes instead of following his father, Bill, to Lincoln where he was an All-American center in 1985. Alex played in 24 games, starting 15 (12 at LG, one at LT, two as blocking TE), for Colorado and then had surgery on his shoulder following the 2012 season. Lewis decided to transfer to Nebraska in the spring of 2013, redshirting that season before staking the starting left tackle spot for all 26 games in 2014 and 2015. He was named honorable mention All-Big Ten as a junior and second-team All-Conference by league coaches as a senior. Lewis now plans on following in his father’s footsteps to the NFL, where his dad played seven years for the Raiders, Cardinals, and Patriots. Scouts will ask Lewis about his arrest for assaulting an Air Force cadet in May 2013, as he eventually received 45 days in jail and two years' probation in exchange for dropping the felony counts.


Pro Day Results


Broad jump: 8 feet, 9 inches

Analysis

Strengths

Has some toughness to his game and will meet a physical challenge. Has a clean, balanced set­up in pass protection and keeps his head back and hands punch­-ready. Generally uses well-­timed punch with inside hand coming first. Understands his physical limitations and sets out on defensive ends quickly to counter. Able to generate some play at the tackle spot.

Weaknesses

Plodding feet limit him. Slow to step into angle blocks and has issues operating consistently on outside zone plays. Not quick enough to be counted on for reach blocks. Pad level too high to unlock hips for maximum leverage and pop in run game. Needs to get better at sinking hips as bull rush mounts. Play strength is very average and leads to balance issues. Will lunge rather than working feet into position. Punch needs to be more crisp and quick.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5 or 6

Bottom Line

Lewis has enough frame and length to stay at tackle, but will need to move over to the right side even though he may be able to offer average value as a swing tackle. Run blocking in space will always be a concern and his foot quickness could cause issues for him against NFL speed off the edge. There is enough there to work with Lewis as a backup tackle.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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