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Arizona Cardinals sign Air Force undrafted free agent Zane Lewis to biggest bonus

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NCAA Football: Navy at Air Force Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals signed 21 undrafted free agents and we’ll take a look at them over the next four or five days.

Let’s get to know them before they are gone.

Air Force cornerback Zane Lewis was the undrafted free agent the Arizona Cardinals paid the most, let’s get to know him.

From the team:

“Air Force cornerback Zane Lewis (6-1, 190) played in 37 games the past three seasons with the Falcons and had 94 tackles, five tackles for loss and two interceptions. As a senior in 2019, the Richmond, VA native played in all 13 games and had 45 tackles and one interception while ranking fourth in the Mountain West with a team-leading 15 passes defensed. In 2018, he played in 12 games (11 starts) and recorded 43 tackles, five tackles for loss, an interception and had a team leading six passes defensed. In 2019, Lewis was a part of an Air Force team that finished with an 11-2 overall record for only the third time in school history.”

An interesting note on Lewis from scouting profiles:

Lance Zierlein: Lewis has a smooth backpedal to mirror and match the release and has the short-area quickness to maintain feel for the route. Despite the athletic traits, he still needs to cultivate his anticipation so he can play a more instinctive brand of coverage. He’s suited for zone or man coverage and has the top-end speed to run with vertical routes. He’s below average in run support and needs to improve his overall tackling.

When you look at Lewis, you see an NFL cornerback. He may be like Kevin Peterson, where they give you an extended look to see if you can step up to the physicality of the game because of the already advanced cover skills.