Saints Draft

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Chris Conley, Georgia

The 6’2, 213 lb product out of Georgia is a smooth route runner and can lull cornerbacks to sleep before turning on the jets to create separation. He runs sharp routes and was asked to run most of the route tree at Georgia. He is quick to diagnose the ball in the air and make the adjustment to high point the ball and place his feet in-bounds.

He needs to continue to work on his route running and working to get free off of press coverage. He tends to slow down his route when he is lined up against press corners. He doesn’t flash in terms of speed and isn’t going to break many tackles after the catch.

Conley reminds me of Kenny Stills; like Stills he will need some time to develop but can make an impact on the field in his first year. According to, he is projected to be drafted in round four or five.

Dezmin Lewis, Central Arkansas

Lewis was a good possession receiver at Central Arkansas that wasn’t allowed to shine because of an inconsistent quarterback. He has great size at 6’4, 214 lbs and knows how to use his size and length to his advantage. He is a fair route runner that breaks off as soon as the corner opens his hips.

Scouts question his toughness as he prefers to get out of bounds rather than take on tacklers. He isn’t a fast receiver and will need to work on learning more of the route tree as he wasn’t asked to run many routes at Central Arkansas.

There will be questions about the level of competition he faced while at Central Arkansas. He will definitely be able to make an impact and most scouts believe is a late third round or fourth round player.