Packers have multiple meetings with edge rusher Terrell Lewis
Green Bay is among the teams that have met “multiple times” with Alabama EDGE rusher Terrell Lewis, per Trevor Sikkema of The Draft Network:
#Alabama edge rusher Terrell Lewis said he has met with the Giants, Falcons and Packers multiple times.
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) February 27, 2020
Lewis had six sacks, and 11 1/2 tackled for loss for the Crimson Tide this past season.
The 21-year-old said he hopes to add more “power moves” to his repertoire during an interview with Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk:
The Packers ranked in the middle of the NFL with 41 sacks in 2019, but 25 1/2 of those came from Za’Darius and Preston Smith.
Of course, both Za’Darius and Preston are also EDGE rushers, which might make drafting Lewis seem like a questionable move. However, general manager Brian Gutekunst has repeatedly sought to upgrade his pass rush in recent years, both via free agency and the draft.
Lewis is still somewhat of an unknown commodity since injuries limited his collegiate career, but NFL Analyst Lance Zierlein said there is some upside:
With more coaching and development as a rusher, he should be able to pair traits with skill to become a future NFL starter, provided his health issues are in the past.
Zierlein also listed Lewis’ “exciting physical and athletic traits.”
Green Bay might also look to improve the secondary, and they could certainly choose to surround quarterback Aaron Rodgers with more talent at the wide receiver position.
Still, Gutekunst’s history of pursuing pass-rushers makes Lewis a name to watch this April.