Jake Steinberg, TheJetsBlog.comWith 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.