Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Kapron Lewis-Moore was once thought of as a versatile piece who would add depth to two of the three positions on the defensive line when he was selected in the 2013 NFL Draft. After only getting his first taste of playing time this past season and after another spectacular draft in which the Ravens netted two more defensive linemen, Lewis-Moore could find his roster spot in jeopardy.
He does not possess the same penetrative first step he did in college and on top of that, one cannot strictly make a living off the hustle plays one made in college. Lewis-Moore is going up against the odds.
The arrival of Bronson Kaufusi and Wille Henry, two tremendously explosive players at the two positions Lewis-Moore plays does not bode well for him. The only advantage Lewis-Moore has is related to his experience and thus his number of reps, but even the latter become mitigated as he has played one season out of a possible three.
As we wind down towards minicamp and training camp begins. Lewis-Moore will need to come out of the gates swinging like his life depends on it. It does.