In a conference call with the Detroit media, Lewis was asked if he has a chip on his shoulder.
“Absolutely there’s a chip,” Lewis said. “All I can think about is I have two weeks to get into the best shape of my life and show up at mini-camp ready to roll.”
Other OU selections on Saturday included:
* Defensive end Frank Alexander (Carolina, fourth round, 103rd overall pick).
* Outside linebacker Ronnell Lewis (Detroit, fourth round, 125th overall pick).
* Tight end James Hanna (Dallas, sixth round, 186th overall pick).
One of Lewis' teammates in Detroit will be Ronnell “The Hammer” Lewis. He played the past two years at defensive end but is expected to move to outside linebacker. Slipping to the fourth round, lower than expected, Lewis could specialize as a pass rusher and special teams standout.
Alexander, the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, isn't as explosive as defensive ends taken earlier in the draft, but he's big and strong. And he might have enough speed to occasionally play linebacker in nickel packages.
Hanna has good speed for a tight end and tested well at the NFL Combine. Hanna must read coverages better and be more physical in one-on-one battles. But Hanna has the ability to stretch the field.