4. Alex Lewis:
The Ravens found one heck of a diamond in the rough with Alex Lewis. It is rare to find a guy who can play left guard and left tackle in the fourth round. Lewis arguably has as much positive potential as Ronnie Stanley. Stanley was this sixth pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Lewis was the 130th pick in the draft. Before getting hurt in the Ravens TNF game against the Browns, Lewis was having a fantastic rookie season.
Lewis’s NFL.com Draft Profile had him as a 5th or a 6th round pick. The profile was penned by Lance Zierlein and it says “There is enough there to work with Lewis as a back up tackle.” The Ravens took Lewis in the fourth round and started him next to a rookie left tackle. It sounds like a disaster waiting to happen and it was not a problem at all. Lewis even got some time at left tackle when Stanley was hurt.
Stanley was pegged as an average athlete who wasn’t going to be a starter in the NFL. The Ravens saw something else. This is a pick that Newsome and company should get an awful lot of credit for.