Second-year cornerback Ryan Lewis is making a name for himself
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It wouldn't be a Patriots training camp without a seemingly unknown player at the cornerback position turning heads.
This year, it's second-year pro Ryan Lewis from the University of Pittsburgh. Lewis made two big plays at the team's annual nighttime practice inside Gillette Stadium with just under 18,000 people in attendance.
First, he picked off Tom Brady, who was looking Cordarrelle Patterson deep. He then matched Julian Edelman step-for-step and broke a pass intended the shifty wide receiver from Brian Hoyer. Lewis will be fighting with a number of corners for a spot on the 53-man roster including Keion Crossen, JC Jackson, Cyrus Jones and Jonathan Jones as well, but these plays will definitely not go unnoticed.
Of course, it remains to be seen how he will fare when the preseason begins. Even so, he will definitely be someone to keep an eye on.