Pro Day Buzz: Keith Lewis

Jake Steinberg, TheJetsBlog.com

With the draft exactly one month away, we’ll be looking at some of the under-the-radar names I’ve been hearing that the Jets are interested in.

First up is Keith Lewis, a CB from Virginia University of Lynchburg. Due to the fact that he attended such a small school, Lewis had two Pro Days, one at Lynchburg on March 4, and the second at Richmond on March 18. The Jets attended both, with the sole purpose of seeing and working out Lewis. They spent time meeting with him after both Pro Days, showing immense interest.

Lewis absolutely tore it up, posting a 4.41 40 time, 3.9 short shuttle, 6.4 three cone drill, 14 reps at 225, and 10’6″ broad jump.

At 5-11, 194, Lewis is an example of the way social media is changing the landscape of the NFL. Heading into his senior season virtually unknown by NFL agents, Lewis had to fend for himself and work to get his name out there. As such, he took to Twitter to send out his tape to as many agents as he could. Most didn’t even take the time to watch. However, Donte Robinson of Elite Sports Agency wasn’t one such agent. About two minutes into watching his video, Robinson knew this was a kid he needed to get. Immediately after signing him, Robinson went to work and got Lewis’ name out to teams.

With Robinson’s help and exposure, Lewis went from no shot at the NFL to a potential Jets seventh-round pick. The sky is the limit, and this is a kid you need to keep an eye on as May rolls around.




109 comments
NYCPEinGermany
NYCPEinGermany

over 100 comments on a post about a guy who might be a 7th round pick - seriously? I hate this time of year.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Good Gollie, bring back truth and reason. Football is getting like a cheap Soap Opera!

Bent
Bent moderator

Brandon Moore suspended!


Not that Brandon Moore though.

bob
bob

Im interested in tweeting my name out dere

a57se
a57se

Alex marvez is reporting the Falcons interest in johnson may be done......

Monty
Monty

Decoding CJ's tweets will be challenging this season RT @ChrisJohnson28 Back n the airport ✈✈✈✈ it ahhhhh happen..... #nyj


now each one of those planes could spell out a letter .. J E T S ,, :)

Hoz
Hoz

Chris Johnson is about to get his DRC on.

Bent
Bent moderator

Aaron Wilson

@RavensInsiderVirginia-Lynchburg cornerback Keith Lewis visited the Oakland Raiders, has a private workout with the Chiefs next week, per a source

Marvel
Marvel

Not gonna lie, I'd be disappointed if we got beat out by the Giants for Chris Johnson...


Just saying..


Mike Milea
Mike Milea

Just saw a highlight video for a 'Qua Cox' CB, also from a smaller school... Looks like a good man to man with a fiery attitude.. Did the Jets attend his pro day at Jackson State??

a57se
a57se

@funkymonk  

Interesting. Someone claiming to  be close to johnson said he is visiting the Jets and Giants in that order on twitter


a57se
a57se

the Jet may end up with him by default.

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

Yeah - that's what it means. Because he's shown himself to be just that clever.

Marvel
Marvel

@Bent  

so much for keeping him a secret..


Damn you twitter!!!!!!


WW85
WW85

@Marvel  I'm gonna lie: I'll be very disappointed. 

Pat d
Pat d

Davante Davis in round 2

Pat d
Pat d

Watkins and Lee have almost identical numbers

a57se
a57se

@WW85  

Moncrief should be in there before Bryant or Richardson IMHO.

__fense
__fense

Looks like he really is coming here.


Erika Esola ‏@emesola  8m

Someone close to Chris Johnson told me that he's meeting with the Jets first. But also plans to meet with the Giants. Flew out of Orlando...

funkymonk
funkymonk

@Brendan  Thankfully, I'm a trained Twitter Whisperer.


"n the airport" is shorthand for "Newark the airport", so he's head for NJ. The four airplane symbols means he's signing a deal with $4m guaranteed, and the 5 h's in "ahhhh" mean he can earn up to $5m in playing time incentives.


You're welcome.

levi
levi

@Brendan  Oh great now CJ is just trolling us too.

funkymonk
funkymonk

@a57se Right, I saw that. It's possible he has visits scheduled with them, but according to Rapaport those aren't today, and are not the reason he's at the airport, is all.

a57se
a57se

@Brendan What does this have to do with the price of tea in CHina?

Marvel
Marvel

@WW85

 not gonna lie, I'm slightly confused lol

WW85
WW85

@Pat d  Guess who had the most bench reps of any of the first round guys? :)

Brendan
Brendan

@__fense  Oh god. Imagine the Giants sign him? The panic will hit dizzying heights. 

WW85
WW85

@funkymonk Paul Samuels below has pointed out that the ✈✈ symbol may represent a certain NFL team & could be a significant clue.. Let me think. Let me think.....

a57se
a57se

@funkymonk

Sounds like twitter makes up more stuff then it actually gets right.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Brendan  I honestly found that to be more interesting and at least as informative as the PFT article.

Monty
Monty

@MPTG_Frank  he does seem quite illiterate :)

a57se
a57se

@Monty  

Shonn Greene rushed for 1063 and 1054 yards in 2012 and 2011 for the Jets.........big frickin deal.

Monty
Monty

@a57se @Marvel  57 .. its chris johnson..he would have led the jets in rusking last year.. during his worst season..Hes good..Hes got years left for a draft pick to grow into a role. 

Him and Ivory would be incredible. :) get psyched...


a57se
a57se

@marvel @a57se 

At least he isn't a fumbler like Jacoby Ford. 18 fumbles in over 2000 touches compared to 10 fumbles in 160 touches.

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

Everything he tweets screams "knucklehead"

Wherefore Art Thou Curtis Martin.

a57se
a57se

@Marvel @a57se 

I don't understand why people are so excited about the prospect of signing a 28 year old RB who hasn't done much since 2009.......

Marvel
Marvel

@a57se

 He's visiting with both teams... or at least he's scheduled to.

levi
levi

@Marvel @WW85  I dont always tell a lie but when I do its about my excitement of not signing CJ.

__fense
__fense

@a57se Oh, boy. This again. Being a bitter old man doesn't automatically make you right, just like putting a bunch of periods and a smiley face after your veiled insult doesn't automatically make your post a logical argument. 

a57se
a57se

@__fense  

I bet you will be more knowledgeable by then.......:)

__fense
__fense

And that experience will still mean nothing compared to actually having a job in the NFL for that amount of time, so I still wouldn't assume that I knew better than a guy who did.

a57se
a57se

@__fense @a57se@boomer 

Well if you are still a fan of the Jets in 36 or so years, you'll have as much experience watching and following Football as I have.

__fense
__fense

@a57se @__fense @boomer  I'm not really sure. Idzik gets paid a lot of money, and also pays other people a lot of money, to figure that out. I'm just a guy with an internet connection and a twitter account. 


I'll tell you what, you give me 32 years to get experience around football teams and a few million dollars, and I'll be able to give you an informed answer. Until then, I'll defer to the guy who has those things in Florham Park.

boomer
boomer

@a57se @__fense @boomer  probably something in the low $3 million range.  The best FA running backs are topping out at $3.5 and the average off all FA running backs is close to $2.5.  


Johnson used to be elite.  He's still good but he's nowhere near what he used to be.

__fense
__fense

@boomer @levi  Yeah, there's a right price where it makes sense pick up everyone, and Johnson's isn't that high. I'd rather not get him than go over that price, but if we do get him, then he'll be able to help the team. It's not just about good players vs bad players, it's about value.

boomer
boomer

@levi @boomer  I'm in exactly the same spot.  For the right price ok, but it won't break my heart if we don't get him.

levi
levi

@boomer  I dont really care if we sign him or not. At first I thought he would be a great pick up but seeing how his production has dropped off he might be at that point where RB's fall off the cliff.

levi
levi

@boomer @__fense @Brendan  The Giants can give him more carries and thats what he wants...well that and money of course.

__fense
__fense

@Brendan @__fense  It would be like DRC all over again, but even worse, because people will be louder and CJ isn't as good so they have no reason to be even as loud.

funkymonk
funkymonk

@Brendan @__fense  They do have a much bigger need at RB than we do, even with Rashad Jennings. I could see them outbidding us. And yes, there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth.

WW85
WW85

Philadelphia Eagles? Philadelphia Flyers? Winnipeg something? I give up

funkymonk
funkymonk

@WW85 @funkymonk  Oh, good point! They're airplane symbols, and you'd have to be in an airplane to see the tops of Giants, right? Or, airplanes fly, so he's signing with the Falcons? I'm sure it's one of those.

levi
levi

@a57se  Oh good you got the first part Gump can you do the part he wanted now?