Oklahoma - Sooners
Travis Lewis - #28 - OLB-ILB
|Hometown:||San Antonio, TX|
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/14/2012 Oklahoma Pro Day||6-1 1/2||243||9 3/4||32 1/2||78||4.77||26||10'0"||35||4.22||11.70||7.27|
|02/29/2012 Combine||6-1 3/8||246||10 1/8||32 3/4||77 3/8||4.85||22||10'2"||36|
|03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day||6-1 3/4||232||4.75|
High school linebacker-running back. Redshirted in 2007. Made an immediate impact in ’08, starting all 14 games at weak-side linebacker and leading the Sooners in tackles, recording 55 more than the second-leading tackler. On the season, registered an OU freshman-record 144 tackles, 11 1⁄2 for loss and 3 1⁄2 sacks with three pass breakups, four interceptions and a forced fumble. Endured the death of his infant daughter, who was born prematurely, prior to the Nebraska contest. Started all 27 games at WLB spot the next two seasons — totaled 109-9 1⁄2-1 with two pass breakups, one interception and a forced fumble in ’09 (13 games) and 109-5 1⁄2-1 1⁄2 with five pass breakups and three interceptions in ’10 (14 games). Broke bone in his left foot (no surgery required) in first practice in pads of training camp in early August and missed only the season opener. Made the next 12 starts at WLB in ’11 and totaled 84-4-1 with two pass breakups, one interception and two forced fumbles. Team captain. Tweaked his right hamstring running the 40-yard dash at the Combine and did not do shuttles.Positives:
Athletic build. Instinctive and active. Light on his feet. Good bend, balance and movement skills. Attacks downhill, shoots gaps and ranges to the perimeter. Shows short-area burst and explosion — posted a 36-inch vertical leap and 10-foot, 2-inch broad jump. Flashes striking ability. Times blitzes. Effective dropping into zone — shows awareness, reactions and ball skills. Is productive, does not come off the field and has special-teams experience. Likes to play and it shows. Productive, four-year starter. Confident, intense and motivated.Negatives:
Shows tightness in his hips when he has to redirect suddenly or break down in space. Average bulk strength — outmuscled between the tackles and gives ground to get off blocks (can improve hand use). Struggles to keep himself clean through clutter. Lacks knock-back power. Needs to bring his feet more consistently as a tackler — tries to rip down ballcarriers with his arms and slips off some tackles. Loses positioning in man coverage — can be a liability assigned to quick backs. Turned off executives in the interview process and character has been questioned.Summary:
Brash, emotional, experienced, highly productive, run-and-hit “Will” linebacker and converted running back with chase speed to be effective covered up. Has starter-caliber ability in 4-3 front if he can learn to use his hands better and earn respect of his teammates.
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