Photo of Roger Lewis

Combine Results

Grade
5.19 ?
  • 4.57 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 8 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'0" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 201LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

In February of 2012, Lewis was meant to be announcing which school he would be attending. Instead, he was in jail facing two charges of felony rape. Eventually he was found not guilty of one count and accepted three years' probation after pleading down to falsification in exchange for dismissal of the rape charge. Once the legal troubles were behind him, and after playing the 2013 season at Jireh Prep School (35-900, 13 touchdowns), Lewis signed with Bowling Green. His impact was swift, earning first-team All-MAC honors after catching 73 passes for 1,093 and seven scores. Lewis dominated the MAC again as a sophomore, grabbing 85 balls for 1,544 yards (which ranked second in the FBS) and 16 touchdowns. Lewis made the most of his second chance, and after leaving school early, is in prime condition to achieve his dream of playing in the NFL.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.46 seconds
Vertical: 36 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 5 inches
Short shuttle: 4.45 seconds
3-cone: 7.5 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Found his way into several, big play catches down the field for Bowling Green. Has size and arm length for desired catch radius to pluck floaters over the top. Able to avoid head­-on collisions in the middle of the field and adjust routes while making the catch. Saw production dramatically spike across the board despite 11 fewer targets than in 2014. Half of his 16 touchdown catches were for 45 yards or more.

Weaknesses

After a red-­hot start, cooled way down over the second half of the season. Looked completely overmatched against Tennessee's cornerbacks. Doesn't have vertical push to back cornerbacks off and allow him room for comebacks. Missing twitch or suddenness to uncover in tight quarters. Needs to add strength. Ball skills need work. Gets late start leaping and attacking the downfield throw at high­ point.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5 or 6

Bottom Line

While Lewis produced some eye-­popping deep ball numbers, he's not a true vertical receiver in terms of speed and ball skills. His build­up speed can get him past cornerbacks looking to squat on Bowling Green's underneath work, but he could find vertical success in the NFL to be exceptionally challenging due to his lack of speed and overall traits.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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