LA Rams Terrell Lewis could be the next NFL star edge rusher

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LA Rams Terrell Lewis
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First-round talent

If not for a history of injury, Terrell Lewis had first-round selection written all over him.  The NFL values three positions above all else, in this order: Quarterback, Edge rusher, Left offensive tackle.  And so that value is how NFL teams prioritize their hierarchy when they set up their draft boards.  Lewis, as an edge rusher would be in the group selected after quarterbacks by most NFL teams.

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But he fell to the third round due to injuries that triggered medical flags.  Despite that clouded draft profile, he continues to show up as the LA Rams steal from the 2020 NFL Draft. That’s to be expected. After all, just checking out this draft highlight film about Terrell Lewis places things into a very positive perspective.

Medical flags

The knocks on Terrell Lewis in terms of injuries were an upper arm injury in 2017, followed by an ACL injury in 2018. In 2019, he played in 10 games in 2019. LA Rams head coach Sean McVay labeled the two setbacks as “freak injuries”, insisting that when the time came to play, Lewis showed up and played with high intensity.

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Lewis has all of the fundamentals in place for a highly productive football career. He comes as the total package off the edge.  A truly muscular but long-limbed defender who is compact enough to spin a tight corner en route to the quarterback, but long-armed to create all types of issues to the QB when he finally arrives.