Three prospects that may fall into Steelers lap
EDGE Terrell Lewis
Terrell Lewis is everything you want in a football player. Good frame for his position, nice athleticism, tape that justifies his abilities, production in the most elite college conference at one of its prestigious schools, & versatility that is preferred for the modern era. The ceiling doesn’t shout superstar, but a baller for the future.
Nonetheless, the hesitation is easy with Lewis. The best ability is availability. From 2017-18, Lewis missed 25 games due to back-to-back season-ending injuries that required surgery (Elbow Ligament Damage & Torn ACL), and emotionally, it has brought a great sense of appreciation for the sport:
"“Those usually [were] the darkest times, when you see somebody else taking the game for granted or not really cherishing that they get to be out here. When you see guys complain, they get to play football and they complain about the external elements, like ‘Oh, it’s hot. I don’t feel like practicing.’ Stuff like that.”"
Recently, the NFL draft has seen uber-talents drop from the curse of football. From Jaylon Smith in 2016 to Jeffery Simmons in 2019, both peaked as top 5 talents for their classes, but injuries derailed stock quickly. However between the two, they didn’t fall further than the 34th pick, and while this isn’t encouraging for Steelers fans towards Lewis, he never reached that performance level those two did.
Nothing against him, but means there’s a greater chance he could slide. In the 10 games he was finally able to play in 2019, Lewis shined with 31 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 6 sacks, 2 pass deflections, & 1 fumble recovery.
Suitable to fill in as a 3-4 OLB, the risk is up there among the highest this year, but the raw talent will entice a team to send his name card in early day 2.