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Miami Hurricanes NFL Draft Profile: WR Malcolm Lewis

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Malcolm Lewis has a shot at surprising plenty of NFL folks

Russell Athletic Bowl - Miami v West Virginia Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Measurements: Five foot ten, 190 pounds

Hometown: Miramar, Florida

High School: Was a team captain his senior year at Miramar High School.

Miami v Nebraska Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images

Miami Days

Malcolm Lewis choose the Miami Hurricanes over offers from Florida State, Alabama and LSU. Having received playing time early in his first season, Lewis spent time playing on offense and special teams. In his first collegiate game, he reeled in four catches for 42 yards. Unfortunately, Lewis went down with a dislocated ankle, ending his season after four games.

Having undergone surgery and rehab, Lewis fought for every rep in a deep WR group that featured Allen Hurns, Stacy Coley and Phillip Dorsett. Lewis put together a modest stat line of seven receptions for 71 yards in 2013.

In his junior year, Lewis enjoyed the best season of his career. Tallying 25 receptions for 248 yards, 9.92 yards per catch, and one touchdown. Lewis recorded a stat in 11 games, with 9 games of 2 or more receptions. Lewis recorded a career-high receiving yard total of 56 yards in the 2014 Independence Bowl.

The 2015 season was a quiet one for the Lewis. He did not dress for multiple games, only recording stats in a couple games. Lewis found himself fighting for playing time behind a healthy group of wide receivers. Lewis would take a redshirt in his senior year.

Coming back for as a redshirt senior, Lewis contributed more on offense. With 17 receptions for 211 yards, Lewis approached his 2014 career-best in both categories. Lewis ended his Hurricane career on a seven game multiple catch streak.

At UM’s Pro Day Lewis ran a blazing 4.44 40-yard dash and turned in one of the better performances on the day, regardless of position.

Film to Watch

Miami Hurricanes vs. Boston College, September 01, 2012

Lewis caught four passes for 42 receiving yards and one touchdown in his first collegiate game.

Cool Stuff

Having come to Miami as a highly ranked prospect, Lewis’s career as a Cane did not meet ambitious expectations. The ankle injury suffered was a setback that he did recover from, yet delayed his development as the WR depth grew. Lewis kept grinding regardless of the obstacle in front of him. Possessing good speed, dependable hands and a good grasp of route concepts, Lewis continues to surprise those not familiar with his game. Based on his workout at Miami’s Pro Day, Lewis should earn an invite to a NFL camp this summer to have a shot at making a team.

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