2017 NFL DRAFT

Jourdan Lewis, CB

School: Michigan  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Detroit, MI
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 188 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
65102-3

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.54--15 34 1/2---
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.54--15 34 1/210'1"--

Player Overview

When he steps off the bus, it is easy to overlook Lewis, who is listed at a generous 5-feet-10 and 176 pounds. But on the field, opposing offense need to identify him on each snap because Lewis has the ability to blanket and remove receivers from the game.

After working his way into the starting lineup as a sophomore, Lewis started all 13 games as a junior in 2015 and finished third in the nation with 20 pass breakups. He also had a pair of interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, earning First Team All-Big Ten and multiple All-America honors.

Lewis helped lead Cass Technical in Detroit to consecutive Michigan Division I State titles his final two seasons in high school, where he was credited with running a 4.34-second shuttle.

Lewis on social media:

Twitter: @JourdanJD

Instagram: @jourdanjd.26

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Lewis has the foot quickness and fluidity at the line of scrimmage to flip his body and stay hip-to-hip with receivers vertically. He routinely stays in phase in man coverage due to his balance and instincts as the space between him and receivers seems virtually nonexistent. Lewis also boasts quick eyes to locate the football with the aggressive ballskills to attack the catch point, appearing to want the ball more than receivers.

WEAKNESSES: Although he is a better than expected run defender given his size, Lewis doesn't have the body or power potential ideal for off-coverage. His preference to play tight coverage is what makes him so effective, but it is also what gets him in trouble due to his tendency to grab as he attempts to gain leverage and impede receivers. Lewis has the quickness to recover if receivers push off, but facing bigger NFL receivers will be a much different task.

IN OUR VIEW: Although Lewis might not crack the first round, primarily due to his size limitations, he could wind up being a steal later on day two for a team willing to look past his shorter stature, trusting his intriguing ability to suffocate passing windows.

--Dane Brugler, @dpbrugler (8/1/16)

 
 
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