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With the 69th overall selection in the third round, the Seattle Seahawks selected LSU offensive guard Damien Lewis.
Lewis arrived in Baton Rouge in 2018 after two seasons at Northwest Mississippi Community College. Over two seasons, Lewis started 27 games at right guard and quickly became an anchor on the offensive line. In 2019, Johnson was named to The Athletic’s All-American First-Team.
Although Lewis lacks desirable lateral quickness at the next level, his power and experience at offensive guard makes him an intriguing potential starter in the future. Lewis is not a extremely athletic player, but has plenty of foot speed and recovery ability. Lewis has all the tools to be a future scheme-specific starter who out-performs his draft position.
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What the Analysts Say
Damien Lewis projects as a scheme specific starter at the pro level. Lewis doesn’t have a lot of dynamic range and won’t be appealing to zone heavy rushing offenses and even in gap/power schemes he has some limitations that will temper his upside in the lineup. –Kyle Crabbs, The Draft Network
The run-blocking tape shows a forklift dressed as a right guard with the power and leverage to move some of the best interior defenders in the conference. The pass-blocking tape shows a heavy-footed guard who lacks length and lateral quickness to hold up if asked to block on an island. –Lance Zierlein, NFL Network
How he Fits
The Seattle Seahawks are not complete on the offensive line. What better solution to the problem than drafting someone from the national champions? Damien Lewis does not have to start immediately and with great development, could become a secondary piece to the offensive line.