2020 NFL DRAFT: LSU G Damien Lewis taken in 3rd round (No. 69 overall) by Seattle Seahawks

2020 NFL DRAFT: LSU G Damien Lewis taken in 3rd round (No. 69 overall) by Seattle Seahawks
LSU offensive lineman Damien Lewis (No. 68) (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Former LSU offensive lineman Damien Lewis has been taken in the third round (No. 69 overall) by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The 6-foot-2, 327-pounder from Canton, Miss. played in 28 games in two seasons with the Tigers, starting every one of them. Prior to that, he played at Northwest Mississippi Community College.

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The LSU offensive line won the 2019 Joe Moore Award for the best offensive line in college football. He was also named to the 2019 first-team All-America (The Athletic) and 2019 second-team All-SEC (AP, Coaches).

At the NFL Combine, Lewis ran a 5.24 in the 40-yard dash. He completed 27 reps on the bench press. His vertical jump was 30.0″ and his broad jump was 108.0″.

Analysts described him as a bulldozing down blocker in the run game. They added has a wide base with an expansive power zone. They also said he uses strong hands to gather, center, and secure opponents.

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