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New York Giants Keeping an Eye on Virginia University of Lynchburg CB Keith Lewis

March 5th, 2014 at 10:55 AM
By Dan Benton

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.

"Shout-out to the New York Giants on the workout," Lewis tweeted. "Everything was great the scouts like me."

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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13 Responses to “New York Giants Keeping an Eye on Virginia University of Lynchburg CB Keith Lewis”

  1.  GIANTT says:

    So , how does he do on Special teams ?

  2.  JimStoll says:

    Division II?

    he’s not a draft pick in my humble opinion; he’s a post-draft free agent signing

  3.  Krow says:

    Yeah, but can he block?

  4.  GOAT56 says:

    The question is what type of player was he, did he dominate his competition? If he did along with showing high level pro measurables he’s worth a late round gamble. There are many examples of small school players succeeding so you don’t dismiss him from possibly being drafted because of his school.

  5.  fanfor55years says:

    fanfor55years says:
    March 5, 2014 at 11:48 AM
    It’s amazing to me that many discussions around here ignore the elephant in the room. The NFL has arranged itself to maximize its revenue, and that means maintaining competitiveness and giving fans in every city hope that within a few years their team can compete for a championship. They do it through a salary cap and the draft. It’s really why this is the most successful sports league in the world.

    You can gain a little advantage by having a great organization, from the owner to the front office to the coaching staff and to the veterans that you keep toward the end of their careers as locker room influences. But in the end, the cap and the draft will “get” you, and a top team will revert toward the mean even if they can successfully delay that for a few years. The future of the NFL is what we’ve seen since the cap was imposed: you can see your team have a great run, but you’ll need to be a little patient as that run ends and the team needs some years to build back to championship contention. [There has been ONE exception, the Patriots, but that is largely the result of a combination of being in a Division of stumblebums with bad ownership and rapid turnover of staffs and coaches, and the Pats having the best coach in the business....but even they will be declining as Brady ages].

    So while we can scream about Reese’s picks (even though he has largely been picking after all the elite players are off the board) and the coaching (even though with all his faults Coughlin DID get us two rings) and the levels of talent, it’s REALLY hard to “beat the system” and those teams that do are an anomaly. That doesn’t mean we should just sit back and accept mediocrity. It DOES mean that we should at least keep it in perspective.

    Having said all that, I confess to not understanding what I’m hearing out of the team this off-season and not being as confident as usual that they have a plan. But in my calmer moments, I assume they DO have such a plan, and it will be revealed through actions over the next few months. I suspect we’ll all feel differently about the Giants and their prospects before long.

    •  skinnydoogan says:

      There are a few examples of players that we could have had, if Reese drafted better but he wiffed on. Barrett Jones and Navarro Bowmann come to mind as two we passed on.

      •  Kevros says:

        So I went to NFL.com to look who we did draft instead of Bowman and the Giants 2010 3rd round pick is completely missing form the site (it was Chad Jones). I wonder WTF is up with that. It goes from 75 to 77…

        http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?season=2010&round=round3#round3

        •  skinnydoogan says:

          I guess Bowman is a bad example because we will never know what we would have had in Jones. My point is simply there have been quite a few misses during JR’s tenure.

      •  GOAT56 says:

        Really Barrett Jones? Has he even played an NFL snap? To even put him in the same sentence with Bowmann is more than laughable. We picked Chad Jones in the 3rd round over Bowmann who went like 90th. Most teams missed the boat on him. And we we got unlucky with Chad Jones who many of us were really excited about. Every team has misses and we do have some but those are examples I would think so. To me a miss is more taken the a worse player who s the same position.

  6.  Kettles78 says:

    How about rumors of Kapernick saying he won’t settle for less than 20 a year for his contract extension. That could change things for the 9ers huh

    •  Krow says:

      Big time. The Whiners window is closing fast. I think 2014 is their last shot at the brass ring.

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