Pro day season is well underway, and we mentioned last week how Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson personally made the rounds to some of the bigger pro days. Today, however, the Colts were represented at Bowling Green's pro day, as they sent new wide receivers coach Lee Hull to watch Bowling Green wideout Roger Lewis.
According to WTOL-11's Jordan Strack, the Colts seemed to have legitimate interest in Lewis at his pro day.
No doubt the Colts are the team that has spent the most time talking with & watching Roger Lewis today.— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) March 14, 2016
The Colts sent their WR coach Lee Hull to BGSU pro day. He spent extra time with Roger Lewis. There is clearly interest there.— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) March 14, 2016
Lewis isn't the first wide receiver who the Colts seem to have some interest in, as they had interest in Rugters' Leonte Carroo at the Senior Bowl and will hold a private workout with the University of Cumberlands' Wendell Williams as well. That doesn't mean that the Colts will take a receiver in the 2016 NFL Draft by any means, but with only three wideouts really established as having roster spots (T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, and Phillip Dorsett), it appears the Colts are at least doing their due diligence on a few of the wide receiver prospects in the draft.
Roger Lewis is a very talented player, as he was named first-team All-MAC in each of his two years at Bowling Green (after attending Jireh Prep). In 2015, he was a third-team Associated Press All-American and was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation's top receiver. During his two seasons at Bowling Green, Lewis caught 158 passes for 2,637 yards and 23 touchdowns, averaging 16.7 yards per reception and displaying plenty of skill. He caught a pass in each of the 28 games he played in (starting all of them), and CBS Sports currently projects him as a fourth-round pick. The big question mark with Lewis is off-the-field concerns, as he faced two first-degree felony charges of rape in 2012 (of the same woman). He was later acquitted of the first charge and had the second one dropped as he pleaded guilty to falsification (a lesser charge), which led to three years of probation. There are big red flags that exist with Lewis in terms of off-the-field concerns, but on-the-field he's undoubtedly a talented receiver. We'll see whether anything comes of it, but apparantly the Colts were pretty interested in Lewis today at his pro day - enough so to send Lee Hull there to watch first-hand.