We continue our in-depth profiles of the Colts 2018 draft picks. Next up is the final second round pick the Colts made, Tyquan Lewis.
The Colts had four second round picks this year, and they used each of them to address specific roster needs. Tyquan Lewis was the final pick of these second rounders. Lewis is a defensive end from Ohio State, and should help Indy’s depth along the defensive line.
Being an Ohio State alumnus myself, I watched Lewis throughout his entire collegiate career. He was sometimes overshadowed by potential 2019 number one pick Nick Bosa. But during key plays in games, Lewis was always around the ball making plays.
Lewis was named the best defensive lineman in the Big Ten in 2016. During that season he had 8 sacks and 3 forced fumbles. He also had 10.5 tackles for loss. Last year in his senior season, he recorded another 7 sacks and had 2 forced fumbles. He had one of those forced fumbles against USC in the Cotton Bowl on number three overall pick Sam Darnold.
Lewis isn’t super physically imposing at 6 foot 4 and 265 pounds. But he is a hard worker who always seems to be around the ball. Lewis played his best in big games, making key plays at critical times during those games. He can do the same thing at the pro level.
In Indianapolis, Lewis won’t have to start right away and probably won’t. But he can come in and rush the passer when needed. He can put pressure on quarterbacks even if he doesn’t get the sack. The Colts need help in that area, so this is a good pick.
All in all, this is a good pick for the Colts. Lewis may not be an athletic freak, but he will give you his all on every play. He can be an impact player as time goes on and can be a key part of the Indy defense.