NFL Draft: Indianapolis Colts Select Tyquan Lewis In Second Round

Tyquan Lewis Ohio State Football vs Northwestern

Round: 2

Pick: 64

Height: 6′ 3″

Weight: 265

Former Ohio State defensive end Tyquan Lewis was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He went 64th overall as the final pick in the second round. The Colts traded up with Cleveland to claim the pick in order to draft Lewis.

Lewis is tied for the most games ever played by a Buckeye with 55, and ranks as one of the most prolific pass rushers in school history.

He totaled 36.5 tackles for loss and 23.5 sacks for his career. That ranks him 15th and 5th, respectively, in those categories.

Lewis was a very consistent player throughout his career, recording 8, 8, and 7 sacks during his final three seasons. He was twice named as a first-team all-Big Ten player.

Off the field, Lewis was also a respected team leader and two-time captain.

He actually graduated from Ohio State in December 2016, but opted to return for one final year with the Buckeyes.

Projecting Lewis As A Pro

Inside The Pylon broke down Lewis and hundreds of other prospects from a statistical and film-based perspective. What you see below is just a small portion of Lewis’ player profile. You can get the rest by buying their incredible 431-page Draft Guide.

Overall Rank: No. 109
Position Rank: No. 13 Edge Rusher

A smart, strong player who defends the run effectively, Lewis can play multiple positions but lacks the top-end flexibility and burst to be an elite edge rushing threat.


One-Year Projection: : A smart run defender who doesn’t lack physicality has a place in the NFL. The questionable athletic ability is the issue, however he will see special teams work in his first year, while his savvy run defense could lead to early down work in 4-3 systems.

Three-Year Projection: Lewis should be starting at defensive end by year three, and while he is limited athletically, he can be an effective player in an early down role, who could build on his understanding of the nuances of football. With the right coaching and system, it’s not out of the question that Lewis generates steady sacks every year, but I don’t see this prospect as a double digit sack machine in the NFL.

You can get an extended profile of Tyquan Lewis’ NFL projection here.


2 Responses

  1. The man of few words just went through Ohio State as the most underrated player ever. It’s good to see that the Colts vetted and selected Tyquan. I still literally laugh about a supposed lack of athletic ability. Tyquan is as athletic as they come.

    Inside the pylon might claim to have watched film on these guys (not just the Buckeyes) but if they spent more than 5 minutes doing it their projections don’t confirm it.

    1. I agree. Tyquan truly was a first round talent. Our depth and rotation kept his numbers down a bit in his last year…but the tape doesn’t lie. He was a man put there. Combine that film with his measureables and the Colts got a steal!

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