Also Considering: Kansas State
Scouts, Inc. Evaluation
Lucas is a smooth, long and lean wide receiver prospect with a wide catching radius and acrobatic playmaking ability. He possesses excellent height and is fleet of foot for such a tall player. He has great feet off the line, as a route-runner and after the catch. Gets into routes quickly and has some flexible wiggle to his overall change-of-direction, which makes it difficult for defenders to gauge his overall speed. Is very smooth into and out of his cuts and is fluid as a runner. The trait that sticks out about Lucas is his ability to quickly pluck the football away from his frame, tuck it and get up field. He consistently extends away from his body to haul in passes and has quick hands. His height makes him dangerous downfield in contested matchups. While Lucas consistently makes plays and shows competitive speed, we are not sure he has elite top-end speed. He runs well for his size, but his initial quickness gives him the appearance that he is a bit faster than he actually is. He currently has a skinny frame and must add upper-body bulk and strength to allow for him to consistently handle press coverage. Overall, Lucas is a confident, crisp receiver that has a knack for making plays and possesses great hands. He works to get open and when inside the red zone he knows how to use his body and attack the ball at it’s highest point.