Ravens’ fourth-round pick Alex Lewis did not take the smoothest path to the NFL.
Lewis began his college career at the University of Colorado, but in 2013, he was arrested in Boulder, Colo. for an altercation with an Air Force cadet. According to the police report, the cadet was knocked unconscious after having his head repeatedly slammed into a wall by Lewis.
Lewis faced two felony charges and has his Colorado scholarship withdrawn. He eventually served 28 days in jail for a conviction of third-degree assault.
By many accounts, Lewis has been a changed man since that incident. Obviously, the Ravens have done their research on Lewis and felt comfortable enough to take him. He became a team captain at Nebraska, where he started 26 games at left tackle.
Looking for more offensive line depth, the Ravens selected tackle Lewis with the 130th pick, their third pick in the fourth round. Lewis could be more suited to play right tackle in the NFL. where Rick Wagner is currently the Ravens’ starter.