Scouting Report: Emmanuel Lewis, QB, New Mexico Highlands
I’m not going to lie. I don’t spend a lot of time watching film from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and New Mexico Highlands was not on my list as far as being a hotbed for potential NFL QB prospects. Having said that, at Rotobahn, as you may know, we do not write off small schools guys. That brings me to my next underrated prospect ... Emmanuel Lewis. Webster jokes aside, this guy can play football. More to the point, he can throw the football.
I’ve watched all the available film on Lewis and I can’t help but be intrigued. Lewis only played a single college season as a starter and he only started due to injury. He really has come out of nowhere. He’s 6’3 190 pounds and he moves as well as any QB in the 2013 draft class and throws the football with authority too.
Here are the things that stand out on film.
- Stands tall in the pocket and sees the field well.
- Throws a good ball and has a short compact release.
- Has good touch on the deep ball.
- Moves very well and can extend plays or simply make plays with his feet. He has that “read option” ability that some NFL teams are looking for.
- He’s a very good all around athlete.
It’s hard to know which NFL teams are looking at Lewis. I’ve heard literally no buzz on this kid. Nevertheless, the tape doesn’t lie--Emmanuel Lewis is a talent. If he gets drafted or gets a UDFA invite, we think he’s worth paying attention to, especially if he lands in a good system.
Here’s a good solid highlight reel of Lewis’ 2012 season.
I’ll be back tomorrow with another underrated prospect.