Dion Lewis scouting report

Dion Lewis RB Pittsburgh
Ht: 5’7″

Wt: 190

Strengths:
A tough runner for his size. A quick, shifty runner who can make guys miss in the open field. Shows good vision in the backfield. Hits holes with a burst and gets up to full speed quickly. Effective as a receiver out of the backfield. Extremely productive in two years as the starter at Pitt.
Weaknesses:
Vastly undersized. Few running backs of his stature find success in the NFL. Suffered a shoulder injury in 2010 which caused him to miss some time and lingered throughout the year. Straight line speed is only average – you’d like to see more breakaway speed from a guy of his size. Overworked the past two seasons – 596 career touches in just two years of college ball.
Comments:
Lewis is an interesting prospect. He burst onto the scene as a redshirt freshman with 1,799 yards in 2009 but took a step back in 2010. Coming off a somewhat disappointing year he enters the draft as a redshirt sophomore despite having a lot left to prove at the college level. There is definitely a chance that he develops into the next Maurice Jones-Drew, but he lacks Jones’ speed and overall strength at this point in his career. He’s a developmental prospect that could turn into a steal, but probably isn’t worth the risk until day three of the draft.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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