2016 NFL Draft interview: Rutgers LB Kaiwan Lewis

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By now we’ve all read more mock drafts and positional rankings than we can count and have a general understanding of many of the prospects as players in this year’s NFL Draft.

We all know about each players’ workout numbers, scheme fit, and pro comparison, but we often don’t know much about each prospect as a person. If you take a step back and look at them from a different lens, you’ll realize these are just young adults in their early 20s whose entire lives are about to change. All these prospects have had success on the college level, but now they’re experiencing something totally new as they prepare to join the National Football League.

Figuring this is probably one of the most exciting and stressful times of these players’ lives, I reached out to a 2016 NFL Draft prospect to get his personal take on the draft process and all that goes along with it. Kaiwan Lewis is a 6-foot-2, 228-pound linebacker from Pleasantville, New Jersey.

He played three years at South Carolina before transferring to Rutgers for his senior season, in part to be closer to home following the unfortunate death of his brother, Bilal. He projects to be a Day 3 pick or signed as a priority free agent. Here’s what he had to say.

Next: The interview...