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Draft INSIGHT: OG Damien Lewis & OT Hakeem Adeniji

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Depth and potential starters are needed on the O-Line

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 24 LSU at Texas A&M Photo by Daniel Dunn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The third-round is a value round. The offensive line needs help and with two picks in this round the Browns should come away with much needed assistance or depth. With the 90th pick, the second in this round, could see either Ohio State guard Jonah Jackson, Damien Lewis of LSU or Kansas offensive tackle Hakeem Adeniji as roster members and camp competition. Both players have enormous physical traits who would excel as the starter or the first off the bench due to injury or bad play.

OG Damien Lewis

Specifics:

College: LSU

Height: 6’-2”

Weight: 329 pounds

40-time: 5.24

Career Games: 27

Positives:

  • Aggressive
  • Dominate run blocker
  • Creates a lot of push
  • Mauler mentality
  • Firm anchor with natural power
  • Natural leverage
  • 2019 First Team All-SEC
  • Sticks to riding defender out of play
  • Played in competitive program

Negatives:

  • Range is lacking
  • Needs to trust his instincts more
  • Does not pull well
  • Minimal mobility
  • Frequently gets outreached
  • Needs work on pass protection
  • Hands are often late

Expert Draft Site Analysis

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Lewis started out his collegiate career in the junior college ranks before landing at LSU. Lewis is a power run blocker who has a lot of natural strength. He also puts up big numbers in the weight room. Lewis is limited to right guard given his size and athleticism. Lewis was a quality blocker for LSU in 2019, but he could have some limitations for the NFL. He is a right guard candidate, but a lack of length could be an issue at the next level.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 05 Oklahoma at Kansas Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

LT Hakeem Adeniji

Specifics:

College: Kansas

Height: 6’-5”

Weight: 302 pounds

40-time: 5.09

Career Games: 48

Positives:

  • Four-year starter
  • Very durable
  • Excellent run blocker
  • Long length and wingspan
  • Very intelligent
  • Team Captain
  • 2019 First Team All-Big 12
  • Senior Bowl invitee
  • Short area quickness
  • Played in competitive program

Negatives:

  • Not a mauler or road grader
  • Needs to get stronger
  • Bad habit of trying to win the edge quickly
  • Better technique needed
  • Plays soft at times
  • Needs more competitive fire

Expert Draft Site Analysis

walterfootball.com

He is a good athlete who is a smooth mover and quick on his feet. Adeniji could be a really good fit at guard in a zone-blocking system. He should improve his strength for the NFL, which was apparent at the Senior Bowl. With his arm length, Adeniji should probably move inside to guard.

Adeniji is a skilled pass protector who has some athleticism and movement skills. Team sources say he is a good athlete with quick feet but is shorter than ideal for a left tackle.

Poll

Would you draft an offensive lineman in the third round as the article suggests?

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  • 66%
    Yep - we need a guard or OT depth
    (79 votes)
  • 3%
    Only if the team passes on an OT in rounds 2 & 3
    (4 votes)
  • 29%
    If the Browns draft an OT in Round 1, then no, we are fine
    (35 votes)
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