Levi Norwood, WR

School: Baylor  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: State College, PA
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 197 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Player Overview

Norwood spent much of his time in high school on the hardwood and not the gridiron. He did not play football during his junior season (2008), while he average 9.0 points, 3.8 assists, and 2.6 steals as a senior at Midway High School in State College, Pa. Norwood even managed to play one game at Baylor on the basketball team his freshman year when he redshirted with the football team.

The fifth-year senior played in a very crowded Baylor offense that was very deep at the receiver. He finished fifth in receptions (35), receiving yards (319), and touchdowns (2) in 2014. Norwood served as one of the team's all-purpose threats returning both punts and kicks.

The body of work that Norwood will want NFL scouts watch the most came in 2013. Named All-Big 12 as an all-purpose player, receiver and return man, he amassed 733 receiving yards and eight touchdowns on 47 receptions. He added another 240 yards and two touchdowns (school record) on 25 punt returns, and another 247 yards on 12 kickoff returns. Norwood completed one pass for good measure that covered 41 yards.

He has grown up in a football family. His father, Brian Norwood, played receiver at Penn State and is now the associate head coach at Baylor. His brother, Jordan Norwood, played at Penn State and played four seasons with the Denver Broncos.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: The Norwood DNA has terrific athleticism. High character kid and son of a coach who grew up around football his whole life. Norwood is a good-sized, athletic receiver with decent pass-catching skills. He showed good elusiveness at the Classic Gridiron Showcase All-Star Game. On several occasions he flashed good quickness and was fluid catching the football in stride. Has great leaping ability. All-purpose threat that is able to make a big play via the passing game or special teams. He has just enough juke in his step to make a man miss.

WEAKNESSES: He is not a bad punt returner but lacks that true burner breakaway speed. Does not possess much upper-body strength and can be jammed at the line. Has a narrow, skinny frame. A little straight-linish and does not explode into and out of his breaks. The small sample size of his redshirt junior season leaves plenty of positives about Norwood, but can he duplicate that type production again. His yards per reception dropped 6.5 yards from 15.6 to 9.1 between 2013 and 2014.

-- Bo Marchionte

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03/20/2015 - 2015 Baylor Pro day: Combine snub Levi Norwood was clocked "in the high 4.5s" in the 40-yard dash and caught the ball well, the scout said. Norwood also returned punts. Norwood showed off his fluidity during drills, recording a 4.18 second time in the short shuttle and a 6.87 second time in the 3 cone drill. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com


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