2011 NFL Draft: Eagles Select Another Pitt RB, Dion Lewis

Two drafts ago, the Eagles took a RB out of Pitt that worked out well and they've went back to that well this year. With the 149th overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft the Eagles selected RB Dion Lewis, who had replaced LeSean McCoy at Pitt. Like McCoy, Lewis is leaving Pitt after his sophomore season.

Lewis is a speedy back with a low center of gravity and compact running style. He has a knack for making defenders miss, runs through arm tackles and has good cutback ability. Lewis shows good patience behind the line and often seems to find his way through a crowd. He was rarely ever asked to block, so that's obviously something that needs to be worked on.

He has 30 TDs in his two year college career including 13 from last season. He has experience as a receiver out of the backfield catching a little over 50 passes over the last two years. At 5-7, 193 pounds there is some concern whether he's got the size to be an every down back in the NFL, but that's not going to be a role he's likely asked to play by the Eagles anyway.

Video highlights of Dion Lewis after the jump.


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