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Pittsburgh Steelers 2009 NFL 3rd Round Pick Pick Keenan Lewis Addresses The Media

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After the fold I have included a transcription of part of a confrence call from steelers.com

What is it like coming here with your high school teammate, Mike Wallace?
 
It has always been my dream to play in the NFL. It’s also a dream to play with one of my best friends. Since the age of six when we played Pop Warner together, we have played together ever since.
Can you cover him?
 
I definitely can cover him. He thinks that he can take me so now he is going to have his chance. We have been competing hard since high school.
Did you talk to him after the Steelers picked him?
 
Yes, he was the first one to call me when he saw his name pop up. I am about to go to his house right now to celebrate with him.
 
Are you familiar with Ike Taylor, who Coach Ray Horton just compared you too?
 
I love Ike. I have worked with Ike when I was down with Tom Shaw and he showed me what I need to work on. It is a blessing to be working with him.
 
Do you have a “Face Me Ike” t-shirt?
 
He gave us one before he left. I just tried to take everything that he had. Now I get to work with him.
What is your reaction coming to this team, and what do you know about the Steelers?
 
I had a chance to watch them play and I am a big fan of Ike Taylor. I was a fan of Bryant McFadden. I just like the way they play – their defense gets after it. They are out there to win. That is what I want to be a part of – a great organization.
How much do you expect to play as a rookie?

I think I am going to have a chance to play. I feel like some people overlooked me and that I was underrated. Now, I feel like I have a point to prove. I’m going to come and give 150% because I thought I was one of the top cornerbacks in the draft. I am glad that these coaches had a chance to see that.

Keenan Lewis looks like he has a great attitude,looks eager to compete and is coming to steel town with at least a small chip on his shoulder.  Coming to Pittsburgh to play with his best friend is a childhood dream and something appears ready to accomplish.

Welcome to Pittsburgh Keenan Lewis!