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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Kwameh Lewis, DB, University of South Alabama

Kwameh Lewis the standout defensive back from the University of South Alabama recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
Kwameh Lewis the standout defensive back from the University of South Alabama recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen
  • Name: Kwameh Lewis
  • Position: DB
  • College: University of South Alabama
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 195 lbs
  • Twitter: @klewww2_
  • Instagram: @klewww2_

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

My favorite moments from my football life stems from overcoming obstacles. It feels amazing when you accomplish a goal that you set out to conquer. Football has provided so many amazing moments that it is difficult to select my favorites. I am blessed to just have been able to play the game.

What is your favorite coverage and why?

My favorite coverage all depends on what position i am playing. I was blessed to have been able to play corner, nickel, and safety throughout my career. Overall, I would say my favorite is Cover 3 when playing nickel/safety because of the ability to be able to read the QB and roam around. When playing corner, I love cover 2. Cover 2 allows you to make plays in the quick game.

If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

I would love to spend a day hanging with Tyrann Mathieu. I would like to know how he thinks when he is on the field. He is one of the more versatile guys in the league. He’s all over the field making plays.

What should we know about Kwameh Lewis the person?

Kwameh Lewis the person is an individual who is very goal-oriented. He tends to set goals, and stop at nothing to achieve them. Resilience is a word that will accurately describe him. He loves inspiring others to chase their dreams. I tend to push the message through my social media platforms, YouTube and Tiktok. I love seeing others achieve something they worked very hard for.

What sets you apart from other defensive backs?

My ability to respond to adversity sets me apart from other defensive backs. Playing defensive back places you in a bunch of adverse moments and if you do not respond to them then it could be a very long day for you. On top of responding to adversity, my work ethic sets me apart. I work very hard, which makes the response to adversity easier. When times get rough, I relax and trust my training. This is what sets me apart from other defensive backs.

How are you planning to prepare for the draft?

I am preparing for the draft by taking it one day at a time. I’m back and forth from Alabama to Georgia training with my trainers. My defensive back training resides in Atlanta, I go there and get field drill work with him. My trainer back in Alabama is preparing me for the strength and agility component of my training. I’m blessed to be connected with them.

What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?

On the field, I’m that guy that is going to keep everyone locked in. I want to make sure everyone knows what is going on, but most importantly, we are going to have fun and make plays. I tend to get excited watching my teammates make plays. I also like setting the tempo myself. I like to give the team energy to feed off.

What areas of your game are you looking to improve the most?

I am looking to improve my game mostly in a mental standpoint. The sooner you understand the game, the quicker you’ll be able to play. Of course, I want to follow up on my DB training and improve that. But… I feel that in the NFL everyone is well trained, so you separate yourself by outsmarting your matchup/opponent.

What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?

The keys to success on a football in my opinion are 1. Playing fast, 2. Playing more disciplined, and 3. Doing “Your” job. It’s a long list that can contribute to success honestly.

What would a team get in a player like you?

A team getting a player like me will get a player that will come in and do whatever it takes to help. A player that will constantly work to be the best. A player that doesn’t take no for an answer.. A player that will come in ready to help the team win. A player that will come in ready to play whatever position. I am prepared for any matchup that is thrown at me.

If there was a billboard with 5 of your traits on it which 5 traits would be up there?

1. Resilient 2. Determined 3. Self-less 4. Hardworking 5. Goal-oriented

What do you love about the game of football?

I love everything about the game of football. I love winning. I love seeing the practice pay off in games. I love how you gain lifelong friends from competing together. Football brings bonds that cannot be broken. I love how after a loss, you can look back and bounce back after fixing simple mistakes. The game of football has been a blessing to me life and I thank God for enabling me to play for so long. I thank my parents for keeping me going whenever times got tough. It’s all a blessing.

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