The Ohio State defensive line is loaded with future NFL competitors and over the past couple of seasons one of lunchpail players on that front was defensive end Tyquan Lewis. In 2016, Lewis broke out with eight sacks, 29 tackles, three forced fumbles, 10.5 tackles for a loss and two passes batted. As a senior, he almost matched his sack total despite a heavy rotation at defensive end with Sam Hubbard, Nick Bosa and Jalyn Holmes. Lewis totaled 20 tackles, seven sacks, 9.5 tackles for a loss, two passes batted and two forced fumbles in 2017.
During Senior Bowl practices, Lewis has shown the potential to rush from the inside at defensive tackle. He could be a candidate to grow into playing three-technique tackle in the NFL.
Walter Football's senior draft analyst Charlie Campbell and senior bowl reporter Andrew Scavelli spoke with Lewis on Tuesday.
How has Senior Bowl week gone for you so far?
"It's going pretty well. It's only the second day, and we've just had interviews and things like that."
How have the interviews been?
"They've went well. I got a lot of similar questions but didn't really get in-depth, mainly just background and telling you to go out and work hard. The first night is all about meeting people."
Who are some of the teams you've met with so far?
"I've met with a lot in the past 24 hours. I know I met with the Colts, Green Bay, Detroit - just a lot of different teams."
What are your practice goals for the week?
"I really just want to showcase my talent and show teams that I'm a great person as well. I don't really have any issues or anything, so my character speaks for itself."
Was it hard to get in the groove as a pass-rusher at Ohio State with so many guys getting in the rotation?
"Not necessarily because it all depends on the situation of the game. Everybody was fine because we all got the credit for [our pass rush]. We all worked together to get our sacks."
Who was the best offensive tackle you went up against at Ohio State?
"Ronnie Stanley, the Ravens first-round pick from Notre Dame, was probably the best one that I went up against in college. He stood out and was really good at what he did."