Monday, 29 March 2010

POTD: Myron Lewis, CB/FS, Vanderbilt

By Kip Earlywine

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205 lbs.
40 time: 4.52

No video again this time. In fact, there aren't even that many scouting reports out yet on Lewis, but here are a few I've found: The Football Fan Spot's report, and FFtoolbox's report. The latter of which compared Lewis to a smaller, slightly slower Sean Smith (and probably with shorter arms). The article mentions that Smith had a solid rookie season for Miami last year. Which is cool to hear. I was a big fan of Smith's in last year's draft, and I've talked to a lot of Hawks fans that liked him back then too.

Just from looking at the numbers, Lewis seems like a pretty impressive mid-round option. He has great size for a corner, and had very good production in college. He's also been highly durable and was a 4 year starter. He even had 5 sacks in 2008, so he can rush the QB if asked to (its not as silly as it sounds, for example, Josh Wilson has been a terrific pass rusher for us).

The only real knock on Lewis is his 4.52 speed (although he's alleged to have run a 4.42 in the past), which will probably turn off man coverage teams and makes Lewis a somewhat unlikely starter for a good defense. Like Jerome Murphy, a switch to free safety could be in his NFL future. Rob Rang mentions at his blog that he believes Lewis is an NFL safety, and believes he'll be a pretty good one. I'd still like to see Lewis given a chance at corner if Seattle drafts him. Lewis could perhaps be a quality backup CB, and if given stellar safety help, would certainly be worth a shot as a #2 CB in zone cover.

Expect him to be drafted in... Rounds 3-5


Pool Ninja said...

Hey Kip,

Curious as to if you take request for these POTD breakdowns. Mine would be Myron Rolle, FS Florida State. I really like the guy, intelligence and work ethic, do you see the Hawks looking at him? Does he fit our def scheme? Looks like he's got all the right tools...


Pool Ninja said...
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Kip Earlywine said...

I'm taking requests, but I may or may not get to them. However, Rolle is already on the to do list, so he'll get covered, probably sometime later on this week.

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