Rookie Free Agent Scouting Report: Mark Lewis

Virginia Tech defensive end Orion Martin, who projects as an outside linebacker in the 3-4 defense, was among the nine rookie free agents signed by the Dolphins this week. To get the scoop on Martin, we checked in with someone familiar with what he can bring to the Dolphins.

We asked's Steve Summers for a scouting report on Lewis, and this is what he told us:

"Mark Lewis came to the Ducks as a diamond in the rough. He started 26 games on a team that averaged 484.4 yards of total offense and scored at a 41.9-points per game clip. Lewis virtually played every spot on the offensive line during his career but was most played at right guard his senior season. Standing 6-4 and weighing 306, he may not be the most svelt looking player to don pads, but he always seemed to garner confidence of the coaching staff.

"He also threw the shot for the Oregon track team.

"His recruiting class brought in four linemen and two of those players, Geoff Schwartz and Max Unger were drafted. One other player that played along side Lewis, Fenuki Tupou came in later via the junior college route and was also drafted this year.

"Frankly, I don't see Lewis sticking around in the NFL past the mini-camps. However, he has always surprised me. He doesn't really pass eye-ball test for a guy that is in shape. However the Ducks were one of the top conditioned teams in the country last year and Lewis never seemed to be struggling in either strength or endurance. He did well picking up all the little technical details of the position but I would not think he is a guy that will go into the weightroom and end up in the 500 club."

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