Photo of Keevan Lucas
Grade
4.97 ?
  • 4.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.23 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.43 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.00 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'9" Height
  • 31 7/8" Arm Length
  • 192LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

At the age of 14, Lucas had more tragedies in one week than most college football players had in their entire lives. His mother passed away from a brain aneurysm, and then three days later, his grandmother died from a heart attack and stroke. Lucas has managed to work through that difficulty to star with the Golden Hurricane over the past four years. He played in all 12 games, starting five, as a true freshman (32-442, one TD). Lucas had a breakout year as a sophomore, receiving second-team All-American Athletic Conference honors by finishing near the top of the FBS rankings with 101 receptions and 1,219 receiving yards, while leading the AAC with 11 touchdowns. He started the next season strong, starting four games (26-409, five TD) before tearing a patella tendon against Houston. That setback didn't prevent him from coming back with a purpose in 2016; he garnered first-team All-AAC accolades in his senior year with 81 catches for 1,180 yards and a career-high 15 scores.

Analysis

Strengths

Plays tall near the goal line with good high pointing skills and body control to win the ball. Good catch-to-touchdown ratio over last two seasons. Hands are generally soft and he can drop low to make a catch. Works the middle of the field. Able to concentrate and secure throws in traffic. Adjusts in space depending on coverage in order to create more accessible throwing lane for quarterback. Former 200-meter runner in high school with some build-up speed in his go routes.

Weaknesses

Plays with hip stiffness. Uses excessive foot chop to gather before breaking his route inside. Unable to bend and sink into his breaks forcing him to make rounded cuts. Gives away routes early and doesn't play with enough acceleration out of his breaks to make up for it. Hands can be inconsistent with focus drops becoming an issue. Doesn't have get-away athleticism to consistently avoid tackles and pick up yards after catch. Run blocking effort isn't on par.

Bottom Line

Linear, high-cut slot receiver with decent build up speed who lacks the flexibility for precise route to uncover against tight man coverage. Lucas has been productive during his tenure at Tulsa, but he doesn't appear to have the short-area quickness teams look for from an NFL slot.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.