Scouting Report: New WR Lenoir Makes Up For Lack Of Speed With Toughness

Name:Lance Lenoir
Position:  WR
College: Western Illinois
Height: 6-0
Weight: 200
Draft: Undrafted in 2017

Games Studied: College tape

Report:Highly-decorated receiver out of the Missouri Valley Conference. Undrafted free agent that doesn't process great timed speed -- but one of the toughest guys I've studied.

Lenoir is physical in every sense of the word. He competes with a chip on his shoulder. He lives to mix it up with the defensive back and plays with a passion. This guy goes hard on every play. He also shows the mental toughness you like in your players.

As mentioned, his speed is not great and his route running tends to be all over the place. He's limited in the routes he executed scheme-wise -- slants, curls and screens. Best when he has free access. When defenders jam him along the line, it will cause him problems because he doesn't have the quickness to escape off the snap. He is a bully to free himself. I would not call him smooth in the way he runs routes. He will need to be tightened up – his elbows and knees are all over the place.

I saw a nice reception in the Northwestern game along the sideline where his body control and concentration helped him high point a ball. I don't see a reader of coverages – tends to run the route and works to get open. Catches the ball in his hands. Doesn't fight it. Fights for extra yards with ball in hands. He's not going to run away but will run over. He will also run "Jet-Sweeps" but just not very elusive.

You will fall in love with his nastiness and catching ability but his lack of speed will give you pause. More good traits than poor ones.     

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