Photo of Dezmin Lewis
Drafted By: Bills

Combine Results

Grade
5.32 ?
  • 4.58 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 16 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.11 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.28 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.63 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Buffalo adds a small school weapon with upside as a 4th receiver in the NFL. He dominated his college competition and earned a Senior Bowl invite where he flashed at times. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'4" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 214LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

2014: First-team All-Southland. Started all 12 games. Led team in receptions, yards and TDs. 2013: Second-team All-Southland. Played in 11 games with 10 starts. Led team in receptions, yards and TDs. 2012: Honorable Mention All-Southland. Started 12 games.

2011: Played in 13 games with 2 starts. Caught TDs against Stephen F. Austin and Nicholls State.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.46 seconds
Vertical jump: 37 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 4 inches

Analysis

Strengths

Good height and overall size. High points and uses his length. Good forward lean into routes and gets cornerbacks to open up before breaking routes off. Uses same route pace for verticals and stick routes. Long-armed hands-catcher who extends to snatch ball early and get upfield. Satisfactory speed and foot quickness for his size. Weak-armed quarterback forced him to learn to work back to the throw. Tracks the ball well over his shoulder.

Weaknesses

Overwhelmed smaller competition at cornerback. Level of competition will be questioned. Too reliant on length downfield and doesn't display consistent leaping ability. Allowed cornerbacks to challenge and deflect throws rather than going up over them. Ran only a few basic routes. Scouts showing some concern over toughness, noting willingness to run out of bounds rather than finishing runs after catch.

Draft Projection

Round 4 or 5

Bottom Line

Raw receiver who is still learning how to play to his size. His average athleticism won't impress NFL teams, but they were impressed with the way he caught the ball at the combine. Lewis could be a third day target but will need time to grow as a receiver in order to transition from small school prospect to NFL receiver.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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.

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