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Myron Lewis Over Hyped?

With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, first rookie mini camp in the books and the hype machine on over drive. For the likes of Mike Williams and Gerald McCoy after all the press clippings that have recently come out about their performance in shorts. The National Football Post Wes Bunting penned a somewhat ostentation article about rookies who won’t live up to the lofty exceptions bestowed upon them. No, you want find either Williams or McCoy or as a matter of record Arrelious Benn or even Brian Price on Bunting’s list of dreaded players who want reach their potential.

However, the player you will find on the list, is third-round pick Myron Lewis. It seems odd that Lewis makes “They got a lot of attention, but expectations might be too high in NFL.” list.

DB Myron Lewis, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
I like his size and physical nature, but he consistently allows himself to get too upright in his drop and fails to quickly redirect and close on the ball. Will struggle if left alone on an island.

Considering many fans and media outlets have said very little about the Vanderbilt corner. Many fans hadn’t even heard of Lewis until after the Bucs selected the seldom talked about corner and began doing the old internet search option.

What’s even more puzzling is the fact that Bunting a supposed scouting guru and football intellectual makes the argument that Lewis will struggle on an island. While that may very well be true. Does he realize the Bucs fired Jim Bates and scraped his two gap man coverage defense before week ten of the 2009 season and reverted back to the Tampa 2? Which means the team will be going back to playing more zone coverages in the secondary.

If his premise, is to discredit a player based on deficenies, in said players game. He might want to do a little homework about the type of scheme the player was drafted into before making such bold statements.

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3 comments… add one
  • Feel May 7, 2010, 9:03 am

    I saw this, and I was just as thrown off. First of all, should a list of rookies who are “over hyped” even include third rounders? Myron Lewis was one of the least hyped CB’s coming out this year. He is a solid player, who has the potential to be very good, but nobody ever claimed he was going to be a superstar, and he is not even being asked to start for at least another season. Lazy article by Bunting, who is usually pretty good.

  • Roland Johnson May 7, 2010, 9:13 am

    It’s baffling to say the least, that the list is mostly made up of lower tiered guys that weren’t well known by novice football fans. You would have thought highly touted players such as Clausen, Taylor Mays and Bruce Campbell who received all kinds of press heading into the evaluation process would be players that are considered “over hyped” not late round draft picks. Very sloppy reporting by a professional news outlet.

  • GEO June 15, 2010, 1:55 am


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