Vanderbilt University held its Pro Day on Friday and according to a report by Mike Organ of The Tennessean, one Texans scout was impressed by what he saw from cornerback Myron Lewis.
Texans national scout Ed Lambert told Organ that Lewis is a better prospect than D.J. Moore, the former Vanderbilt cornerback who was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
“Lewis has got better length and (like Moore) he’s got good ball skills,” said Lambert. “Lewis is a little bit better cover guy overall and he’s instinctive. His size is such a big plus with that height, long arms, long legs. Moore was a little shorter guy. Lewis has all the measurables for the position.”
Indeed, Lewis is not your typical corner at 6-2, 203 (think about a guy with Jacoby Jones size playing corner). Lewis’ size and physicality lends itself to playing traditional cover-two where he can play up on the line, jam receivers and provide run support. Or he could end up at safety.
A part of the Texans secondary, a player with Lewis’ size would certainly help in matchups with the bigger wide receivers in the AFC South like Kenny Britt, Nate Washington and Mike Sims-Walker.
NFLDraftscout.com currently has a 5th round grade on Lewis with a stock rising indicator. Organ said that most projections “have Lewis being drafted in the third, fourth or fifth round.”
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Texans draft two defensive backs in this draft. One early and one mid-to-late.
Lewis was a 3-year starter at Vanderbilt, second team All-SEC and fourth in the SEC in interceptions and passes defended. – NFLDraftScout.com
Lambert is entering his fourth year as a national scout for the Texans. He spent five years as a college scout with Smithiak’s Friends and Family, aka the Denver Broncos, and coached 10 seasons at Vanderbilt. – Houston Texans 2009 Media Guide
Texans getting busy with Pro Day visits
The Texans draft watch series:
– RB Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech
– G Mike Iupati, Idaho
– FS/CB Earl Thomas, Texas
– CB Kyle Wilson, Boise State
– DT Dan Williams, Tennessee
– C/G Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
– RB Joique Bell, Wayne State
– CB Patrick Robinson, Florida State
– CB Dominique Franks, Oklahoma
– G Mike Johnson, Alabama
– RB Ben Tate, Auburn
– FS Nate Allen, South Florida
– RB Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State
– CB Devin McCourty, Rutgers
– RB Ryan Mathews, Fresno State
– RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson
– CB Kareem Jackson, Alabama