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Analyzing the Browns rookies: CB Donnie Lewis

We can read all of the draft magazines and in-depth breakdowns we want, and while some are truly fantastic (looking at yours, Dane Brugler), we still won't know a whole lot about the Browns' newest draft class until they take the field in Berea.

In order to pass the time, why not read another breakdown?

I had a chance to watch some cut-ups of Cleveland's draft class this week and took some brief notes. We'll roll these out with one or two per day this week. Lastly, it's Tulane cornerback Donnie Lewis Jr.


Name: Donnie Lewis Jr.

Position: Cornerback

Age: 22

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 195 lbs

Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

College: Tulane

Round selected: Seventh (221st overall)

THE TAPE: Lewis' tape is consistent. He's a four-year starter, so he's experienced, especially in a man-heavy scheme. Browns general manager John Dorsey mentioned how Lewis has good eyes in coverage, which was easy to see in his tape. We didn't see a ton of it, but from what we saw, he's solid.

THE FIELD: Lewis is currently recovering from a foot ailment that held him out of the entire pre-draft process, which he thinks is the cause for why he fell to the seventh and final round of the draft. He spent rookie minicamp working on his rehab and watching from the sideline.

THE FIT: Lewis first needs to get healthy, but he'll find defenders similar to him on the roster, as the Browns only have three corners below 6 feet tall. He'll have to battle a solid group but stands a chance to make the team if he can lean on his on-field experience to expedite his acclimation and learning processes.