Scout's Eye: Early Scouting Reports On Draft Picks Awuzie, Lewis, Charlton

FRISCO, Texas – The following are in-depth scouting reports on the Cowboys' three draft picks from Thursday and Friday:

CB Jourdan Lewis (Round 3; No. 92)

  • Most of the snaps he plays press-man. Have seen him line up at both right and left cornerback and some inside on the slot receiver.
  • Super competitive in the way he plays. Never backs down from a challenge no matter the size of the receiver.
  • His technique and instincts are his best traits. The tighter he plays the better he is. Doesn't allow much spacing in man coverage. Hard guy to run away from due to his ability to move.
  • For his size can be disruptive downfield. Arm length helps him here. Can be a little grabby at times but manages to get away with it. Very aggressive style in the way that he plays.
  • Does a good job in run support despite his size.
  • Has excellent closing speed and burst when coming forward. Does a really nice job of being the aggressor when the ball comes to his side. He will surprise you with how well he can tackle.
  • See him more as a nickel or inside player then work to develop on the outside. Hard guy to get away from which gives him a chance.

CB Chidobe Awuzie (Round 2; No. 60)

  • Patience player. Quick footed but not explosive.
  • Will wrap up as a tackler. Will rally to the ball.
  • Good reaction to receiver movement. Does a good job of staying with the receiver by keeping his position.
  • Does a nice job of trusting what he sees and processes it quickly to break on the ball – intelligent player has a real knack for blitzing and pressures creating disruption in the backfield with his closing speed. One of the best slot blitzers I've seen on film.
  • Think he has better timed speed than playing speed.
  • Tough guy but doesn't have good playing strength. Has a bad habit of tackling high. When out of position on routes he tends to be caught grabbing when beat.
  • Has played both inside and outside at cornerback and safety. Could see him doing the same thing with the Cowboys.
  • He is a fluid athlete with the feet and body control. Average speed and ball skills, but his versatile enough to help in the secondary in different ways.

DE Taco Charlton (Round 1; No. 28 overall)

  • Long rangy body. Can get up field then redirect back inside. Upper body strength to extend on the blocker. Can hold his man in place.
  • Times where he plays with violence. Will chase the ball to the outside.
  • Struggled with his awareness on the trap block. Almost like it caught him by surprise.
  • Moves well laterally. Gets caught too far up field on his rush. There are snaps where he misses on the depth of quarterback then has to fight to adjust back. Taken down on the low block.
  • Like to see him play a little better handling those blocks around his legs. Like to see him get rid of the blocker quicker.
  • Will fight the double team. Can hold his own. Spin move on pass rush. Should develop more moves. Has the upper body strength to push blocker back with one arm. Plays with impressive upper body power.
  • Lined up as a nose in the three man line and was able to get push. Like to see him develop a burst to really get around the corner.
  • Will struggle to win one-on-one. Not bad thou when you put him on the move. Can make things happen on the twist. Effort is good but needs to finish.
  • Very steady but doesn't make those "Wow" plays. Very good comparison by Dane Brugler of CBS Sports/DallasCowboys.com of Justin Tuck formally of the New York Giants. Might be a little bit of a late bloomer.
  • Had very tough coaching at Michigan so should be able to thrive in this environment. 
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