July 8, 2019 at 3:23 am #3103
The Indianapolis Colts beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 29-26 in a divisional slug-fest this past Sunday to improve their record to 4-5 on the season. While this game was big in determining whether the Colts were potential contenders or pretenders Quincy Wilson Jerseys 2019 , it also marked the much anticipated debut of second round rookie defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis.The former Ohio State product has been sidelined with a foot injury that led to the Colts to place him on IR in August. He was very productive in his time at Ohio State, racking up 23.5 sacks in 4 years. Give that the Colts have seen their pass rush all but disappear over the last few weeks, this is a perfect time for Lewis to return.Lewis was fairly up and down in his first game, which is to be expected. He did flash potential as a pass rusher, which has to make the Colts feel good about his performance. Let’s look at the film and see if Lewis lived up to the love he has been receiving from his coaches, and how he stacks up against a strong Colts rookie class.Film ReviewThe Colts did not hold back on getting Tyquan Lewis acclimated, as he played in over 70% of the defensive snaps. They deployed him in multiple ways, including lining up at both end spots, at three technique defensive tackle, and even dropping into coverage. While he showed some versatility, he was at his best rushing from the end in obvious passing situations. Our first clip features the Jaguars throwing a quick screen. Lewis is unblocked but quickly realizes that the screen is coming to his side. He is able to turn and chase down the receiver to limit the gain on the play. This type of athleticism is what Lewis immediately brings to the team. He is able to limit what could have been a first down play to a three yard gain. In our next clip, Lewis is lined up inside at defensive tackle on an obvious passing situation. He gets a good initial push with a bull rush that catches the guard off balance. He is not the biggest player — only 260 pounds— so I’m sure this type of rush surprised the guard. The guard is able to recover and re-anchor to keep Bortles clean. In time, it would be nice to see Lewis have a counter move or try to win speed on the inside but its not a bad snap.In our next play, Lewis is lined up inside. He performs a twist outside with defensive end Carroll Phillips. He is able to get outside of the left tackle just as Blake Bortles escapes to the other side of the pocket. Lewis doesn’t give up and relentlessly pursues Bortles. He is able to chase him down for the tackle. Bortles is relatively fast so for Lewis to chase him down in space is pretty impressive.In the next clip, Lewis is lined up as the rush end. He gets a good jump off of the snap and fights up field. He swats the left tackle’s hands and is able to disengage. He is a tad too stiff to turn the corner and get the sack but overall it is one of his better pass rushing reps of the day. If he learns to hook his arm at the end and bend a little bit— a move we see performed by Kemoko Turay every week— this is a sack every time. This next clip shows something that I noticed all day on Sunday and could be the reason why the Colts registered 0 sacks. Lewis tries to swat the hands of the tackle but doesn’t succeed. He then stops his rush and focuses on outside contain to keep Bortles in the pocket. This was a common theme Sunday, as most rushers would stop their rush after their initial move to keep Bortles in the pocket. I believe the gameplan was to keep Bortles in the pocket and to make him beat them with his arm.This next rep is perhaps the weirdest of the day for Lewis, as he drops into coverage on the tight end. The play is designed to have Lewis in coverage for a couple seconds as the blitzing slot corner makes the sack. Kenny Moore II misses the tackle, leading Lewis being in coverage longer than anticipated. He puts up a noble effort but overall there was no chance he was going to keep up with a tight end in the open field.In the following clip, Lewis is lined up at rush end in a clear pass rushing situation. He starts upfield with a pretty nice bull rush. Again, we see Lewis stop at the top of his arc in order to contain Bortles. In future week’s I’d like to see Lewis finish the rep or counter back inside. For the following play, Lewis goes back to the bull rush. He is fairly effective, as he drives the left tackle back into Bortles’ lap. He is able to get into the throwing lane but Bortles is still able to make a nice throw to the sidelines. Lewis could get his hands up sooner to make the throw harder but its still a positive rush.The next clip showcases Lewis against the run. The Jaguars run a quick pitch to Lewis’ side of the field. He shoots up field after shedding the left tackle and nearly makes the play in the backfield. He gets just enough of T.J Yeldon to slow the play down and allows Darius Leonard to clean up the play. I’d like to see him shoot up field more in these situations.The next rep shows Lewis’ best of the game. He explodes off the line, displaying great quickness. He stays low and is able to bend around the corner after swatting the hands of the left tackle. He gets to Bortles just as he is releasing the ball and nearly forces a fumble. This is the type of potential he has as a pass rusher. If he can combine his athleticism with his pretty solid hand usage more consistently going forward Indianapolis Colts Jabaal Sheard Jersey , the Colts will have a very good young pass rusher on their hands. Our last clip is also the worst. Lewis is lined up against a much smaller tight end. You’d expect a tight end to be no match but Lewis is unable to generate any pressure here. I know that his assignment may still be to contain Bortles but I’d like to see him take advantage of a mismatch like this in pass rushing situations. AnalysisOverall, this was a very promising debut. Lewis flashed some of the pass rushing traits that Chris Ballard fell in love with during the pre-draft process. He is an exceptional athlete and the hand usage he flashed on Sunday was something that no other player— even Turay— has really shown this season on film.I’d like to really see this coaching staff unleash Lewis next week against the Titans. He was held back a little bit this week by what appeared to be a strategy to focus on keeping Bortles in the pocket. The gameplan cannot be that against Marcus Mariota as he will carve the defense in that scheme. I think we could see a lot more of Lewis pinning his ears back and getting after Mariota this Sunday.With the success of the 2018 class so far though and the strong play of fellow rookie Kemoko Turay, it’s very easy to be excited about Tyquan Lewis going forward. Utilizing a mock made by a member of our community, we take a look at possible paths the Colts might explore.”WhiteFanposts Fanshots Colts StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Colts NewsYahoo Colts Team PageYahoo Colts ReportYahoo Colts Depth ChartYahoo Colts TransactionsYahoo Colts PhotosShop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕NFL DraftColts War Room | Simulating the NFL Draft — Round 1, Pick 26New,84commentsUtilizing a mock made by a member of our community, we take a look at possible paths the Colts might explore.ESTShareTweetShareShareColts War Room | Simulating the NFL Draft — Round 1, Pick 26Before we start, thank you to Mr. Too Proud for letting me utilize his mock draft. It’s much more realistic than a lot of the national ones as most insiders and analysts on a national level tend to sleep on the Colts. The whole point of this mock draft is to get the fan base involved and see who you guys would like to see the Colts draft in different situations, plus providing some trades and realistic scenarios. This draft will cover the Colts’ first four picks. Please shares your thoughts, picks and preferences in the comments and I’ll choose the one that I think makes the most sense.Note: The original draft has been slightly altered due to Combine production Mock Draft1. * Cincinnati BengalsKyler Murray QBCincinnati trades 2019 1st, 2nd and 4th2020 1stCordy Glenn OTFORArizona Cardinals 1st round pickCincinnati hit the refresh button and gains a ton of cap. Andy Dalton can be traded or cut without any penalties. Murray steps into a division with a new QB at 2 out of the 3 other teams. As well as weapons in Green and Mixon.2. 49ersJoey Bosa DE3. JetsJonah Williams OT/G4. * Washington RedskinsDwayne Haskins QBWashington trades 2019 1st and 3rd2020 1stJosh NormanFORRaiders trade 2019 1st roundWashington is in a tough position cap wise. They have a great line for Haskins to play behind. Raiders gets 2 first rounds and Norman fits the veteran mold similar to Nelson being brought in last year.5. Tampa BayQuinnen Williams DT6. *BroncosDrew Lock QBBroncos trade this years 1st and 2nd 2020 2nd round Jake Butt TEFORGiants trade 2019 1st round pick7. JaguarsRashan Gary DE/DT8. LionsJosh Allen DE9. BuffaloDK Metcalf WR10. *GiantsGreedy Williams CB11. * ArizonaBrian Burns OLB12. Green BayMontez Sweat DE13. DolphinsCody Ford OT14. AtlantaEd Oliver DT15. RaidersDevin White LB16. CarolinaClelin Ferrell DE17. BrownsChristian Wilkins DT18. VikingsJawaan Taylor OT19. TitansJachai Polite OLB20. Pittsburgh SteelersDeandre Baker CB21. SeahawksMarquise Brown WR22. RavensJaylen Ferguson OLB23. HoustonAndre Dillard OT24. RaidersN’Keal Harry WR25. EaglesDevin Bush LB26. COLTS on the clockOther TradesPick 32 the Patriots trade to GiantsPatriots receive Janoris Jenkins, Giants 2nd and both 4th rounds this yearGiants picks: Daniel Jones QBNiners trade draft pick 36 and swap 5th round picks for Antonio BrownPlayers Available (Ranking by Matt Miller of Bleacher Report)5. Josh Jacobs9. Jeffery Simmons, DL, Miss. State11. TJ Hockenson, TE Iowa15. Byron Murphy, CB, Washington18. Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson22. Taylor Rapp, S, Washington23. Noah Fant, TE Womens Jabaal Sheard 2019 Jersey , Iowa24. Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama29. Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia32. Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama37. Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State38. Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State39. Jerry Tillery, DL, Notre Dame40. A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss41. Elgton Jenkins, OC, Miss. State42. Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware43. Oshane Ximines, EDGE, Old Dominion44. Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple45. Johnathan Abram Cheap Jabaal Sheard Youth Jersey , S, Miss. State46. Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama48. Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia49. Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina50. Devin Singletary, RB, FAUDiscussion Do you see the Colts trading back in this scenario? No, but they will certainly consider it. The draft could very well shake out like this, being very defensively skewed. If it were to play out this way, the Colts could find themselves picking and the best Defensive Line prospect would be Jerry Tillery, who I have a second round grade on. However, the positive of having many teams go a specific route causes other talented players to slide, and that’s why I think they stay put. I understand the argument that could be made for TJ Hockenson, but I’m going to go with Byron Murphy. I like his length and athleticism, but what makes him my number 2 CB in the draft are his instincts and anticipation. The ability to understand routes and keep track of the QB as plays develop is something that truly cannot be taught. I think it would be a blessing that he slid this far, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it were to happen. He didn’t wow anyone at the combine, and his 4.55 40-dash was pretty pedestrian compared to some of the other CB. However, during the game drills he was fantastic and what I saw mainly were great hands and very fluid hips. I think Murphy will be the 3rd corner picked in the draft around the late-teens to mid-twenties. Most teams in that range I think will take either DL or OL, but the Steelers will definitely take someone for their secondary. In this mock Deandre Baker fell to them, but that might not be the case come draft time. If Murphy makes it past Pitt Indianapolis Colts Josh Ferguson Jersey , I think he’ll be there for the Colts. Who would you stay away from at this pick?Josh Jacobs, hands down. Anything you would want out of the backfield we already have in house right now. I’ve watched some of the limited tape he has, and the first thing that comes to mind is Sony Michel. They are similar in height, 5’10’’ to 5’11’’, and weight, 215 pounds to 216 pounds. They have playing styles that are alike, utilizing lateral quickness and speed to avoid defenders and the speed to beat them to the edge. Finally, their junior year stats are very similar in YPC (5.3 to 5.5) and YPR (12.4 to 10.7), it’s just that Sony Mithel had a larger workload.Jacobs declined to participate in the combine due to a groin injury, and maybe the fact that he is the de facto RB1 in this draft. I do think he is one of the better players left, and while BPA is an important strategy, like everything, it’s not perfect. My personal preference for drafting, at least in the first few rounds, is having a list of positions you are weak at and doing BPA for the pool of players in those positions. If Kyler Murray is available at #26 you don’t take him, even though he would be the best player, because you are set at that position, same thing goes for Josh Jacobs. Thoughts on the whole QB situations?So the whole “Murray will go number one” buzz picked up pretty hard the last couple of days or so, and I was starting to believe it until I listened to Rich Einstein’s show where he said that sources tell him the Cardinals are letting Rosen know that he is “their guy”. This is further re-iterated by the fact that low level scouts for the Cardinals, who should have no access to this type of information, seem to be spreading rumors like wild fire, which tends to signal that this is a smoke screen. I still think that the Cardinals take Murray. However, if they don’t Womens Josh Ferguson 2019 Jersey , things are going to get interesting. Murray and Haskins are the only QBs I’d honestly give a 1st round grade to, but someone is going to reach for Lock. So to bring it all together, I think that Murray goes No. 1 overall, no matter who holds the pick. Then someone is going to trade up for Haskins in the top 5 and finally I think good ol’ Elway realizes that getting old QBs doesn’t tend to work (except if it’s Manning), so he gives the draft one last try and gets the Midwestern guy with the big arm after trading up.*Fun fact, in the last 3 drafts, every QB, except one, that was selected in the first round was chosen by a team that traded up to get him. Exception: Baker Mayfield (and he was the number one overall pick)Who do you think is a player that teams will reach for?I was going to go with Jaylen Ferguson here, just because I think he is this years Marcus Davenport (a developmental small school prospect), but to be brutally honest, I think Rashan Gary is a much bigger reach mainly due to the fact that he hasn’t really done much at the collegiate level and people have him as one of the best player in the draft.He was the number one player coming out of high school, but I think Michigan should have played him in the interior instead of putting him out wide and that hurt his production. Explosiveness clearly isn’t a problem as he had a 40-dash of 4.58, a Vert of 38 inches (!) and a Broad jump of 10’. He also measured in at 6’4’’ and 277 pounds, so he has the size to play the 3-tech. Most mocks have him going #4 to the Raiders, making a formidable interior with Maurice Hurst. I honestly think that the Jaguars makes a lot more sense just because they got some aging bodies on the interior and rumors are that they have already secured Nick Foles, so QB is no longer a worry. Again, thanks to Mr. Too Proud for the mock and I’ll continue this series for the Colts next 3 picks. Please comment what the picks from 27-33 should be and I’ll either pick one specific comment or mix and match a couple of them.
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