Photo of Ryan Lewis
Grade
4.98 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'0" Height
  • 200LBS. Weight

Analysis

Strengths

Comfortable from press coverage. Uses pesky jab to disrupt receivers releasing into their routes. Presents himself as an annoyance in mirror-and-match coverage underneath. Better as a blanket than playing off. Stays low in his retreat and opens with smooth hips. Possesses twitch in his feet that showed up at his pro day and on tape when triggering on throws in front of him. Plays with toughness in his run support. Attacks blockers and rarely waits on ball carriers to bring it to him. Effective special teams cover talent. Posted A-plus test numbers at his pro day including two sub-4.40 40-yard dash times.

Weaknesses

Just one year of starting experience. Inexperience showed up with six pass interference penalties this season. Would panic and attack receiver rather than finding ball down the field. Make up speed on tape looks nowhere near his pro day 40 time. Consistently allowed deep ball separation to Oklahoma State wideouts. Displays some balance issues when redirecting from his shuffle and transitioning forward. Pattern recognition is still a work in progress.

Draft Projection

Round 7-PFA

Bottom Line

Lewis has decent size and his explosive leaping and blazing 40 time at his pro day is likely to get the attention of teams looking for athletic traits late in the draft or as a priority free agent. Lewis' lack of experience showed up on tape, but he does have short area quickness to work with and he's willing as a corner and on special teams. Lewis has work to do, but he's got a shot for a team willing to groom him.
-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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