QB – #1 Louisiana-Lafayette
Year: Redshirt Senior
High School: Scotlandville Magnet
HS Rating: 3 star (0.8125)
Phil Steele: PS#111
Levi Lewis Scouting Report
Flashes good arm talent, has the ability to get the ball downfield. Doesn’t have the velocity to drive the ball into tight windows off his back foot. Good, high release point and quick release speed. Lewis is very intriguing. Comes out elongated with his arm like a tennis racket.
Flashes a lot of deep ball accuracy. Throws accurately off platform. When he’s on, he is very good. Unfortunately, Lewis plays at extreme levels of hot and cold throughout the course of a game. Does a very nice job with the teardrop throw. Oftentimes underthrows his receiver on the deep ball – a fatal flaw to his game. Too small to really be able to step up in the pocket. Doesn’t maneuver the pocket as well as you’d like, but tends top manage pressure well. Has the subtle steps to space to avoid pressure that he uses well. Shows some ability to work the pocket and work his receivers open. Manipulates defenders outside of the pocket very well.
Throws well off platform, doesn’t effect his release timing. Inconsistent accuracy while off-platform. Excellent run ability working down the field. Has good speed and vision, and is an excellent athlete. Has surprising strength, a nasty stiff arm. Has some ability as an improviser. Works very well to extend the play, especially in the red zone. Will try to force things sometimes when the play isn’t there. Still tends to stare receivers down waiting for them to get open.
What we want to see from Levi Lewis in Orlando
- Decision-making has to be improved. Levi Lewis struggled tremendously with making good decisions, especially while on the move, trying to force the ball into ridiculously tight windows with very little success. We want to see him try to settle down and make good decisions with his throws.
- Perhaps it would better suit us to see Lewis try out at other positions, perhaps as a slot receiver or cornerback. He won’t be a professional level quarterback because of his lack of size, so it may do him more help (and us for our evaluation) to see him playing at other positions.
Pre-Hula Bowl projection
To be frank, Levi Lewis is simply too small to play quarterback at the NFL level. His arm is average overall and his accuracy and decision making is much too inconsistent to be truly effective at the next level. We don’t see Lewis doing much more than perhaps floating on a practice squad behind a mobile quarterback like Lamar Jackson or Jalen Hurts.
Lewis projects as an undrafted free agent. We don’t consider him a top-300 prospect in the class and his battle will be a hard road uphill.