More than a year after then-Ohio State wide receiver Mike Thomas feuded with Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis, the now-New Orleans Saints star took a shot at his former nemesis Friday.
As of the end of the second round of the NFL Draft, Lewis had not yet been selected, prompting Thomas to tweet, “What team Jourdan Lewis get drafted to asking for a friend ?”
What team Jourdan Lewis get drafted to asking for a friend ? ?
— Mike Thomas (@Cantguardmike) April 29, 2017
Thomas and Lewis’ bad blood began in January 2016 when a Michigan cornerback recruit gently criticized a route run by Ohio State’s Braxton Miller.
That's way too much to be considered a route, but the ability is clearly there. Change of direction is key. https://t.co/1HoTM5AAMv
— David Long Jr. (@dljxxii) January 28, 2016
Lewis piped in with a tweet more broadly critical of the Buckeyes’ receiving corps.
@dee_knowz believe it or not Ohio state run routes like that.
— Jourdan Lewis (@JourdanJD) January 28, 2016
Thomas then tweeted several since-deleted videos of him beating Lewis in coverage, and Lewis responded with a video in which he told Thomas, “You’re not a superstar. You’re nothing.”
The Ohio State sport site Eleven Warriors managed to save the clip before it was deleted:
Lewis and Thomas exchanged several more tweets before the exchange died down.
Thomas wound up being taken by the New Orleans Saints in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He had 92 catches for 1,137 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie.
Lewis was expected to go in the early to mid rounds of the 2017 draft.
We’ll see if these guys end up facing off in the NFL.