Lewis, 5-6 1/2, 193, is an elusive ball carrier who projects as a potential third-down back and return specialist. In addition to McCoy, Lewis joins pending free agents Jerome Harrison and Eldra Buckley.
Here is the scouting report on Lewis, courtesy of Tony Pauline of Sports Illustrated.
Bio: Two-year starter who posted 219/1088/13 on the ground and 7/216 as a receiver last season. Big East Offensive Player of the Year in 2009 with rushing totals of 325/1799/17.
Pros: Small but incredibly elusive ball carrier who consistently creates his own yardage. Quick-footed, easily makes defenders miss, and bounces around the pile. Shows a terrific burst of speed, squirms through the small openings of the defense, and keeps his feet driving up the field. Effectively sets up defenders, uses his blocks, and darts on the inside to pick up yardage. Solid pass catcher out of the backfield who finds the open seam in underneath coverage and extends his hands to catch the ball away from his frame.
Analysis: Lewis is a very small ball carrier with limitations for the next level. He'll fit in as a third-down back who is most effective in space, and will be given an opportunity as a return specialist.