Virginia University of Lynchburg cornerback Keith Lewis was among a handful of draft-eligible prospects who worked out for several scouts on Tuesday afternoon, and the youngster certainly shined during the Pro Day (Liberty). And among those impressed were scouts from both the New York Giants and New York Jets.
Although not considered a first or second day talent, Lewis has seen his stock slowly rise and is now considered by some to be a potential late-round pick or a highly sought after undrafted rookie free agent.
His performance on Tuesday certainly didn't hurt.
Unofficially, Lewis ran a 4.22 40-yard dash (official time was 4.41) in 16-degree weather, while also coming in at 3.9 in the short shuttle drill, 6.4 in the L drill, 14 reps in the bench press and a 10'6'' broad jump.
If Lewis can continue to put together good workouts, coupled with his game film and blazing speed, it wouldn't be at all surprising to seem him continue to rise in the cornerback ranks. Even if he's not drafted, he's one of those players you can look ahead to and know will, at the very least, get a training camp shot.
And, hey, the Giants do need some cornerbacks.
In addition to both New York teams, 13 other teams sent scouts to watch Lewis and the other participants at Liberty's Pro Day.
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