Ronnell Lewis came to Detroit as a fourth-round pick with a cool nickname - "The Hammer" - and a reputation as a special-teams star in college at Oklahoma.
A year later, he's trying to hang on to a job and prove he's really not a wasted draft pick and a total flop.
"Coming in, I didn't really know what to expect," Lewis said. "Now that I do, I'm more aware of how to control certain situations and take care of myself, my body, just stay focused.
"Every day, I walk around with a chip on my shoulder. I feel every day I've got something to prove."
The question is whether it's going to be too little and too late.
Lewis has bounced back lately to make some impressive plays during the Lions' first two preseason games, but he remains a "tweener," which ultimately could lead to his downfall.
Lewis played linebacker in college, but he's not fast enough to do that in the NFL. So, immediately after drafting him, the Lions moved Lewis to defensive end, where he is undersized at 6-foot-2, 2...