Photo of Levi Norwood
Grade
4.99 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'2" Height
  • 200LBS. Weight

Overview

During his career at Baylor, Norwood averaged 20.2 yards per kick return and 8.7 yards per punt return (including two touchdowns). 2014: Started five of 10 games played, and primary punt and kick returner, during injury-shortened senior season. Earned All-Big 12 honorable mention as returner by league's coaches. 2013: Played all 13 games and started six at receiver. Named All-Big 12 as all-purpose player. 2012: Played all 13 games, started seven. 2011: Played in all 13 games, serving as primary punt returner and reserve inside receiver. 2010: Redshirted.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.57 and 4.63 seconds
Vertical jump: 34 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 3 inches
20-yard short shuttle: 4.19 seconds
3-cone drill: 6.78 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Finds holes in zone coverage and makes himself available to quarterback. Consistent, smooth hands. Fearless over the middle. Has punt-return experience. Tough player and willing to mix it up when run game comes his way. Smart player. Coach's son. Has unique ability to make tacklers miss after the catch with elusive hips rather than foot quickness. Has hidden accelerator when getting north-south after the catch, and we don't always see that accelerator in routes.

Weaknesses

Playing time drastically reduced after losing reps to younger players. Lacks twitch at the top of his route, causing issues with separation against man coverage. Skinny frame. Lacks top-end speed to take the top off. Tends to get lazy with his routes when he knows the throw isn't coming his way. Marginal lateral movement.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

NFL Comparison

Kevin Ogletree

Bottom Line

After a couple of productive college seasons, Norwood saw his playing time and production slashed in 2014 due to competition at the position. While he has the hands and the toughness, scouts believe he is a limited receiver who needs a good workout to get back on draft radars.
-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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