Bowling Green wide receiver Roger Lewis declared on his Twitter account today that he would be leaving the school to enter the 2016 NFL Draft. After attending a prep school out of high school, Lewis has played just two seasons in NCAA football:
— Roger Lewis (@OttoLewis_) January 11, 2016
With 1,544 receiving yards this season, Lewis was second in the nation in receiving yards this season, trailing only Keyarris Garrett of Tulsa, who compiled 1,588 yards. Lewis’ 16 receiving touchdowns were also third in the nation, trailing only Taywan Taylor of Western Kentucky (17 touchdowns) and fellow early draft entrant Corey Coleman of Baylor University (20 touchdowns). Combining both the 2014 and 2015 seasons — both of Lewis’ collegiate years — Lewis is third in the nation in receiving yards, trailing only Rashard Higgins of Colorado State and Corey Davis of Western Michigan, neither of whom were in their freshman-sophomore seasons, as Lewis was.
CBS had Lewis ranked as the ninth-best wide receiver of the Class of 2018, although his draft stock could conceivably rise as he enters into the NFL as a 22-year-old instead of as a 24-year-old, which is how old we would be if he entered the NFL after four college seasons.