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NFL Draft: Under The Radar Prospects The New York Giants Have Shown Interest In

Kaiwan Lewis, MLB, Rutgers

The 6’2″ and 220 lbs Lewis attended the Giants’ local Pro Day, after four years of doling out big hits in the college football world.

Lewis saw action in 11 games for the South Carolina Gamecocks as a true freshman in 2012. The following year he started at the middle linebacker position, while earning the team’s Most Improved Linebacker honors after finishing third on the squad with 54 tackles, four tackles for loss and one sack, two interceptions, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovered.

Lewis again started for South Carolina his junior year, but then chose to transfer to Rutgers for his senior season to be closer to his family following the death of his brother. With the Scarlet Knights, Lewis finished third on the team with 69 tackles and second on the squad with two interceptions.

“My family just motivates me to stay on the right path and not make the same mistakes that they may have made,” said Lewis on his families support. “They remind me of the great opportunity I have in front of me. Also, I never want to disappoint them so I use that to keep myself going as well.”

With the Giants’ struggling to cover opposing tight ends last season, bringing in the athletic Lewis makes sense as he excels in covering the middle of the field. He could fit an immediate need for the team and compete right away with veterans Jasper Brinkley and Keenan Robinson.

“I feel as though drafting me is a very a low risk,” said Lewis. “I’m a high character guy who has had early success since high school, starting as a true freshmen, playing as a freshman in college, and starting over 25 games in my college career. I’m also a guy who has played tons of special teams throughout my entire college career.”

Lewis has been touted as a likely fourth round pick, and with his exceptional tackling and ball skills could be one of the steals of the 2016 Draft Class.

Staff Writer at @EliteSportsNY Work also featured on @BleacherReport Contact: jackaylmer@yahoo.com