Bills Draft: 234th Pick – Dezmin Lewis – Central Arkansas
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
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.
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.
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.