Tyquan Lewis

Ohio St.
DE

Prospect Info

College
Ohio St.
Hometown
Class
Tarboro, NC
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
269 lbs
33 3/4”
Hands
10 3/8”

Prospect Grade

5.62
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Indianapolis
Colts
Round 2 ‧ Pick 32
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Broad Jump
122.0
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Ohio State's media information states that Lewis is a "proud" big brother to his three younger male siblings. While it's rare to see that type of adjective used in such a context on a media guide, in his case, it's true. His brothers and his mother are also proud of Tyquan for his play on the field, starting with his All-North Carolina high school career. Lewis was on the field regularly as a true freshman during the Buckeyes' national championship season, played in every game and making nine tackles, 2.5 for loss. Lewis then became a starter as a sophomore, receiving honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades after lining up for all 13 games, recording 54 tackles, 14 for loss and a team-high eight sacks. He took over as a leader on the defensive line as a junior in 2016, winning the conference's Defensive Lineman of the Year award (29 tackles, led team with 10.5 for loss and eight sacks) by consistently winning the leverage battle against left and right tackles, as well as working as hard as any defender in the country to get to the ball. Lewis was a first-team All-Big Ten pick again in 2017, starting 10 of 14 games played, making 20 tackles, 9.5 for loss, seven sacks, and two forced fumbles for the conference champs.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 3-4
NFL Comparison
Tank Carradine
Overview
Lewis has become less productive and seemingly less effective as Ohio State has added depth to their defensive front. Lewis had some intriguing flashes on tape when rushing from a defensive tackle spot, but he may not be effective enough against the run to become anything more than a situational rusher.
Strengths
  • Plays with adequate upfield charge as a rusher
  • Able to gain good ground up to the rush arc with his first two steps
  • Plays with good lean at the top of his rush to create momentum around the corner
  • Knee bend helps him flatten to the quarterback sharply once he gets around the edge
  • Has enough size to reduce inside and rush as a defensive tackle on passing downs
  • As interior rusher, can be too quick for some guards to handle
  • Plays with good hand strength and quickness
  • Gets hands into opponents early on
  • Has size and strength to set a firm edge against tight ends
Weaknesses
  • Average athlete at the position
  • Movements can be somewhat segmented
  • Plays with too much wasted motion
  • Feet get heavy when asked to change direction suddenly
  • Gives up some positioning at the point of attack
  • Not a force against the run
  • Can be knocked off-balance by angle blocks and may struggle against powerful tackles
  • Lost playing time and production to teammate
  • Doesn't show increased acceleration after his first two steps as a rusher
  • Doesn't string rush moves together consistently

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GRADE
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