Lewis is an extremely shifty back that has terrific change of direction skills and excellent ability to stop and start without having to gear down.
He has experience in a pro style offense and runs very low to the ground which makes him even more elusive at just a shade under 5′7″.Â He has a great build with a lot of power in his lower body to go along with his outstanding balance and elite acceleration.
Lewis has a lot of improvement to make in his pass protection technique, as he can be a liability against a larger blitzers.Â He is a reliable receiver out of the backfield but does not run routes well and he is not a natural hands catcher.
He was an instant success at Pittsburgh but took a step down with the entire team in 2010, as things just weren’t the same on offense.Â Lewis has talent and the ability to thrive in the right offense but he is still a little raw when it comes to the finer aspects of the game like blocking technique, good ball security practices and route running.
While most enjoy comparing Lewis to LeSean McCoy, he has a long way to go before he can be mentioned in the same breath as his predecessor.