He lacks a great first step, doesn't have "plus" initial explosion and isn't going to run away from defenders initially down the field. However, he builds speed as he goes and, despite not looking that fast, has that sneaky extra gear when tracking the football.
He doesn't gain a ton of separation vertically, but locates the ball well, adjusts extremely well to the play and is natural catching the football over his outside shoulder even with defenders draped on him. He's a naturally strong kid who can fend off corners in jump ball situations.
He also maintains balance when asked to adjust, using his big frame to box out defensive backs and attack the football at its highest point. He plays big in jump ball situations and will protect his quarterback.
Lewis exhibits plus balance and coordination as a route runner as well. He does a nice job keeping his feet under him and cleanly/sharply getting out of his breaks on inward breaking routes. He lacks a great burst, though, and isn't going to create a ton of separation.
However, he uses his body well to box out receivers, extending his long arms and naturally plucking off his frame. He's coordinated enough to adjust to throws off his frame and he will go get the football. He displays natural physicality to his game after the catch, but isn't a burner or huge make-you-miss guy.
He will get after it in the run game and with a strong, compact frame, he likes to be physical and is a nasty crack-back blocker.
Impression: A big guy who can line up both inside and out, cleanly get out of his breaks and track the football. Lewis isn't overly dynamic, but has good play speed tracking the football and is guy who could mature into a starter, but more so as a prominent reserve."
Lacks exceptional traits, could struggle adjusting to a complex NFL playbook and is not talented enough to overlook his shortcomings."
Physical underneath receiver with a thick lower body; tough to jam and will win battles for the ball in the air;
Also has just enough speed to get deep on occasion; technically solid receiver has good hands and runs nice routes; lacks explosion, though, and isn’t particularly dangerous after the catch."
He is a long strider. When getting off the line, he doesn't have explosion but works well to release from jams and accelerate all the way through his route and when making breaks.
His hands are his best asset. Lewis can catch over his shoulder, extending above his head and just about anywhere else the quarterback can put the ball.
He plays very tough as a blocker and has no issues getting physical one-on-one.
Lewis has limited athletic upside, but if he can maintain his quickness while bulking up, he should be a solid pro."