Friday, April 23, 2010

Tampa GM expects Lewis to compete for job

by Barca Blog

The wait is over for Vanderbilt defensive back Myron Lewis.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected the Pompano Beach, Fla., native in the third round (67th overall) on Day 2 of the 2010 NFL Draft Friday night.

General manager Mark Dominik talked to the press a few hours ago about the strengths Lewis will bring to the franchise.

"Myron's going to play corner for us," Dominik said. "I think they are some people out there that talked about him playing safety. He's a big, tall, athletic corner with great ball skills. He's a good tackler. He's a great kid off the field as well. He's got very good feet for such a big man. Part of what we also want to do here is build a bigger football team and I think we did that today with his selection.

"We're excited for him. We see him going outside right away this year and competing for that nickel outside job. And we hope that he does a good job, and we obviously selected him to do so.

"I hope Myron can come in here and compete and earn a job like that because Ronde Barber's been a great football player for the Bucs."

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