Monday, 29 March 2010
POTD: Myron Lewis, CB/FS, Vanderbilt
By Kip Earlywine
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
Posted by Kip Earlywine