A defensive lineman positioned opposite the center.
- Lewis plugs the middle against the inside run in short yardage with the power of a nose tackle, but he has the range of a free safety, getting to the corner to cut off the sweep.
- He landed the nose tackle he sought in Ty Warren and a cornerback with a lot of potential in Eugene Wilson.
- At nose tackle, the pre-injury Payne is the Texans' ideal.
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