Jets Draft Spotlight: Ronnell Lewis

By Alan Schechter

Nov 19, 2011; Waco, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners defensive end Ronnell Lewis (56) chases the Baylor Bears during their game at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears upset the Sooners 45-38. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

This morning we take a look at another DE/OLB the Jets have shown interest in. Spotlight, Ronnell Lewis, University of Oklahoma.

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He recorded 9 sacks over his last 2 seasons at Oklahoma.

He measured in at 6’2″, 253 pounds at the NFL combine.

Pros: He is a relentless pass rusher, which is something the Jets sorely need. He has good closing speed for chasing down ballcarriers and quarterbacks.  He is also adept at getting his hands into the passing lanes when he doesn’t get to the quarterback.

Cons: He relies a lot on will, needs more technique to succeed at the NFL level.  He sometimes is hesitant reacting to the pass.  His footwork makes him awkward in pass coverage.

Take a look at the video and you be the judge:

He certainly is quick, that much is obvious. And, he can put a lick on someone too, can’t he? I think he could be served by improving his repertoire of pass rushing moves. But, if he is coachable, he could be of value to the Jets if they like what they see.