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Giants signed Bowling Green WR Roger Lewis.

Lewis (6'0/201) committed to Ohio State out of high school, but was accused of felony charges and had his scholarship rescinded. He landed at Bowling Green, twice earning first-team All-MAC honors with a combined 158/2,637/23 (16.7 YPR) receiving line. Reportedly dealing with a hamstring injury, Lewis underwhelmed at the Combine but destroyed his Pro Day, running 4.46 with a 36-inch vertical and 10-foot-5 broad jump. Lewis' off-field history is a concern, but he has the makeup of a high-end No. 2 wideout and could prove a steal if he stays on the straight and narrow.
May 1 - 1:19 AM

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson passes along word that the Buccaneers, Chargers, Royals and Cardinals have shown interest in Bowling Green WR Ryan Burbrink.

Wilson ticked off that meaty list of teams, but offered no word as to the extent of their interest. The 5-foot-7, 183-pound Burbrink logged a 40-yard dash of 4.73 seconds during his Pro Day, while also posting a 31-inch vertical and 9-foot-5 broad jump. He caught 56 passes for 627 yards and four touchdowns for the 2015 campaign. A lack of overt speed and explosivity, coupled with his smaller frame, figure to hinder his draft hopes. He is a likely undrafted free agent once the dust settles.
Apr 16 - 1:25 PM

The Dolphins brought Bowling Green RB Travis Greene in for a local prospect visit on Friday.

The 5-foot-10, 189-pound runner was a perfect fit in the Falcons' high-octane spread offense last year, rushing for 1,299 yards and 15 touchdowns. He doesn't have any elite traits, but Greene will be in a camp this summer fighting for an NFL roster spot, either via a Rd. 7 speculation pick or a UDFA contract.
Apr 8 - 5:22 PM

Michigan graduate WR Da'Mario Jones transferred to Bowling Green.

News of a potential Jones transfer came in late February, when it was revealed that he was no longer with the team. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound wideout eventually confirmed his Bowling Green transfer intentions on Twitter. Because this is a graduate move, he will be eligible to play immediately in 2016. He made just two catches for 13 yards during his Wolverine career, but did appear in 23 games (mainly on special teams duty).
Mar 24 - 3:36 PM

Bowling Green WR Roger Lewis dealt with a hamstring strain during NFL Combine week, which could have impacted his results.

Lewis improved his testing numbers in practically every area at Bowling Green's pro day, and in some cases significantly, so this makes the "excuse" a believable one. Lewis is one of the best vertical threats in this class, winning on downfield routes to stretch out defenses or maximizing coverage breakdowns. The question is how highly is that role is valued and if he is confined to that phase of the game.
Mar 15 - 10:34 AM

According to WTOL-11's Jordan Strack, "most scouts had [Bowling Green WR] Roger Lewis running between 4.44 [and] 4.48 seconds in the 40" during the program's pro day.

Like so many others, Lewis improved markedly on his combine 40-yard dash when he had a second shot on pro day. Back in Indianapolis, he managed just 4.57 seconds in the event. While the 6-foot, 201-pounder logged a stellar 85-1544-16 receiving line for the 2015 campaign, he is "not a true vertical receiver in terms of speed and ball skills," according to NFL Media's Lance Zierlein's combine profile of the former Falcon. Zierlein believes that a lack of pure athleticism could hinder him in the NFL, as he won't necessarily be able to find the level of vertical separation he displayed in college once he hits the pros.
Mar 14 - 3:26 PM

Pro Football Focus' Gordon McGuiness argues that Bowling Green QB Matt Johnson is the "best developmental QB in the draft" and suggests Arizona and San Francisco should give him a hard look on Day 3.

Johnson checked in to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at 5-foot-11 1/2, the biggest ding on his resume. He also played in a simplistic (though high-octane) collegiate offense that didn't ask him to make a ton of complex reads. What makes Johnson intriguing from a developmental standpoint is his undeniable success (4,946 yards, 67.3% completions and 46/8 TD/INT ratio last year) and big arm. He collected 1,698 yards and 20 touchdowns on throws that traveled 20 or more yards in the air, marks that led the nation last year. PFF also graded him out as the No. 2 passer in college last year. As for team fits, McGuiness likes Arizona because Bruce Arians' downfield passing fetish suits Johnson perfectly. He also thinks Chip Kelly would know how to use Johnson. "We know that’s meant to be a quarterback-friendly system, where Johnson could throw quick screens and go routes to create big plays," he wrote.
Mar 7 - 3:45 PM

Bowling Green RB Travis Greene rushed for 54 yards on 14 carries in Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Greene did manage to slug his way to 54 yards, but he wasn't exactly slicing through the defense. The 5-foot-10, 189-pound runner averaged 3.9 YPC with a long run of 11 yards. There's not much you can read into the performance either way, but during the regular season, he rushed for a stellar 1,299 yards and 15 touchdowns. For this spring's draft, CBS Sports currently projects him as a seventh-round selection or an undrafted free agent.
Jan 24 - 3:01 PM

Bowling Green redshirt senior C/G Alex Huettel will play in the East-West Shrine Game.

The 6-foot-4, 309-pound Huettel was inserted into the starting lineup way back in 2012 and never left it. He has experience at both center and guard and has also played in both traditional and fast-paced offensive schemes. Huettel's versatility gives him a chance to "stick as a reserve lineman as an NFL rookie despite likely being a late-round selection," NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter wrote over the summer.
Jan 14 - 4:47 PM

Bowling Green redshirt junior QB Matt Johnson accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Johnson's one of the bigger names to accept an NFLPA invite. The 6-foot, 215-pound redshirt junior was one of the most prolific passers in all of the FBS land this past season, throwing for 4,946 yards (67.3% completions) while grooving his way to a 46/8 TD/INT ratio. The Falcons fells to Georgia Southern in their GoDaddy Bowl showdown just before Christmas, but still finished out with a nice 10-4 record.
Jan 11 - 9:18 PM

Bowling Green greyshirt sophomore Roger Lewis declared for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Rotoworld's Josh Norris was on this scoop earlier on Monday. It's official now. As is the norm these days, Lewis declared for the draft via Twitter. Said the 6-foot, 199-pound greyshirt sophomore, "I'd like to thank BGSU for giving me the opportunity, you will forever be in my heart." He went on to thank his coaches, fellow players and family. This past season, he caught 85 passes for 1,544 yards and 16 touchdowns. The 22-year-old will have to address personal issues in pre-draft interviews, but on the field, he's a speedy catch-magnet with high upside.
Jan 11 - 6:54 PM

Bowling Green greyshirt sophomore Roger Lewis will likely declare for the 2016 NFL Draft, according to Josh Norris.

Lewis produced an outstanding season at Bowling Green, totaling 85 catches for 1,544 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2015 alone. He is one of the better vertical receivers in the country, and those skills were used correctly in Bowling Green's scheme. Lewis recently turned 22 due to issues out of high school involving allegations and a fabricated deposition. Those will certainly be questioned and asked about during the draft process.
Jan 11 - 12:42 PM

Bowling Green greyshirt sophomore WR Roger Lewis caught three passes for 68 yards and a touchdown in Wednesday's 58-27 loss to Georgia Southern in the GoDaddy Bowl.

Several days ago, CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler called attention to Lewis' occasional issues with completing catches. It came to pass on Wednesday, as Lewis dropped at least one would-be touchdown as Bowling Green's offense sputtered and died in the second half. Like an old truck on a snowy road. That aside, the 6-foot, 199-pound greyshirt finishes the 2015 campaign having caught 85 passes for 1,544 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 07:29:00 PM

Bowling Green redshirt junior QB Matt Johnson completed 15-of-34 passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns in Wednesday's 58-27 loss to Georgia Southern in the GoDaddy Bowl.

Johnson notched a trio of touchdown passes in the first half as Bowling Green took a late 27-23 lead into the locker room. He seemed poise for an enormous evening, but then, nothing. The Falcons' high-flying offense wouldn't score a single point in the second half. Despite the inexplicable second-half goose egg on the scoreboard, the 6-foot, 215-pound Johnson's done immaculate work on the whole this season, throwing for 4,946 yards (67.3% completions) with a 46/8 TD/INT ratio.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 06:57:00 PM

Per CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler, Bowling Green greyshirt sophomore WR Roger Lewis "runs a limited route tree and needs to be more reliable finishing catches."

Lewis will be tangoing with Georgia Southern in the GoDaddy Bowl on December 23. He's already reportedly spoken with agents and advisors in regards to potentially entering the 2016 NFL Draft. The 6-foot, 199-pound greyshirt (he went to prep school for a year after finishing high school) currently sits on a 82-1476-15 receiving line. While draft analyst Brugler believes Lewis still has work to do on his routes, he also wrote that the wideout is "a good-sized athlete who can create with the ball." By the by, Lewis' 1,476 receiving yards lead the FBS.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 06:23:00 PM


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