Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 8/24/08: #9 CB, #73/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 3 2007: 12 GP; 10 GS; 12 Sol-15 TT, 3 INT, 2 PBU; Missed time with a knee injury. Lewis led the team with three interceptions...intercepted ASU's Rudy Carpenter in the first quarter that led to a TD and a 16-0 lead...15 tackles...2006: 14 GP; 13 GS; 15 Sol-22 TT, 2 TFL, 1 SK, 8 PBU; Lewis earned Pac-10 Conference First Team All-Academic for the second straight year...22 tackles for the season...second on the team with eight pass breakups ...accounted for a sack and two TFLs...2005: 11 GP; 11 GS; 25 Sol-45 TT, 2 TFL, 11 PBU, 1 FF; Lewis started all 11 games and ended the year with 45 tackles, fourth on the team...led the team for pass breakups with 11...2004: Redshirt...co-defensive scout team MVP...his family evacuated from New Orleans to relatives in Houston during Hurricane Katrina.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Steelers' picks: Round 3/96 -- Keenan Lewis, CB, 6-1, 205, Oregon State...Steelers coaches compared him to Ike Taylor. They love size. They were thin at the position with the loss of starter Bryant McFadden in free agency. The Steelers hope to use him in bump-and-run coverage. He was a high school teammate of their previous pick, Mike Wallace. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Keenan Lewis News
01/09/13 - CB Keenan Lewis took four years before he became a starting cornerback and now he will be an unrestricted free agent with one good, solid season behind him. He says he wants to stay in Pittsburgh.
"I'll always give them top priority because they're the team that drafted me," Lewis said. "I'm hoping they do something so I can get back."
01/02/13 - CB Keenan Lewis has a MCL tear from the final game of the season that does not need surgery.
12/31/12 - CB Keenan Lewis reinjured his knee and there's also some question whether he needs surgery. He would be a UFA in March.
12/31/12 - CB Keenan Lewis was diagnosed with a sprained MCL but will not need surgery to fix it.
12/28/12 - CB Keenan Lewis did not practice Thursday and it appears he may not play Sunday. He has a knee injury.