With the 136th selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs have taken Mississippi S Kendrick Lewis. This is the second 'Ole Miss player the Chiefs have taken, with Dexter McCluster being the first. Lewis is also the second safety taken by the Chiefs after Eric Berry in the first round.
NFL.com has an overview on Lewis:
Lewis broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore and was productive for three seasons in the Rebels' secondary. He has a good combination of size, strength and athleticism. He is a competitive, instinctive defender who shows range in run support as well as combination zone coverages. He lacks great burst and pure speed in man schemes, but his limitations aren't glaring. He is a quick reactor, taking proper angles and leveraging the ball well. He is a solid tackler but could be more physical on contact. His ball skills are solid but hand dexterity isn't elite. Lewis is a good football player with vocal leadership skills who has a chance to develop into an NFL starter.
Another team leader. Leadership is definitely the theme of the Kansas City Chiefs 2010 NFL Draft.
We'll have more on Lewis in a bit. The Chiefs pick again in six picks - #142.
Thoughts on the Chiefs taking Kendrick Lewis?