The Kansas City Chiefs have signed undrafted free agent defensive back Javes Lewis from Oregon.
Scouts Inc. assigned a rating of 30 to Lewis and ranked him the 50th safety.
Lewis, the second UDFA the Chiefs have grabbed from Oregon, is an intriguing player. He had a great season as a sophomore in 2009, while playing both cornerback and safety, finishing fourth on the team in tackles with 71. Lewis took a step backwards as a junior, coming off the bench and only registering 14 tackles.
He shocked his coaches by leaving school early, especially since he knew there was little chance of getting drafted. Their worries have been confirmed with Lewis failing to land with a team until a week after free agency opened. But when you see what he did as a youngster before losing his starting job, especially being able to play at corner and safety, it’s another kid worth taking a flier on.
Just like the other undrafted free agent Kansas City signed on Wednesday, Mario Russell, Lewis will be working at a position with few sure things beyond Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis.