The Colts have had a rookie not see the field yet this year because of injury. He’s back at practice now, so what can he bring to the team moving forward?
Injuries have been a big story line for this Colts team. They have been hit hard at almost every position. One player who has yet to see the field at all this season is Tyquan Lewis, rookie out of Ohio State. But he is back at practice. What can he do to help this team win?
Lewis was impressive in camp before getting hurt. Coaches were high on his potential. He was the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the year two seasons ago at Ohio State. He didn’t win that award by not being a good football player.
Lewis has good explosion and strength and always seems to be around the football. He frankly just makes plays. He can make them in the running game and in the passing game. Getting him back would bolster the Colts’ pass rush.
After being on IR to start the season with a toe injury, he is finally looking to make a difference. Having watched him firsthand at Ohio State, I think he can make a difference. This year might be a little tough coming into the middle of the year. But next year, he could have a huge impact.
And that’s not to say he won’t have an impact this year. I believe he is good enough to do well this year too. I would expect him to rack up a couple of sacks before the year is over. He has still been in all of the defensive meetings, so he is ready mentally. He just has to be ready physically.