2018 NFL Draft

Josh Lenz, WR

School: Iowa State  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Dubuque, IA
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 201 lbs.
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04/29/2013 - The Bears on Sunday agreed to terms with the following 10 undrafted free agents: Iowa State receiver Josh Lenz...Lenz caught 31 passes for 459 yards and six touchdowns last year at Iowa State, leaving the school with 104 career receptions for 1,325 yards and 10 TDs. - Larry Mayer, ChicagoBears.com

04/08/2013 - 2013 Iowa State Pro Day: Two non-combine invitees make mark at Iowa State's pro day...Josh Lenz, WR (5-11 1/4, 201) - Lenz ran the 40 in 4.37 and 4.36 seconds. He had a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-1 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.20 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.59 seconds. He is one of the few guys who ran the 60-yard shuttle in under 11 seconds (doing so in 10.88 seconds). He also had 21 strength lifts. Lenz had limited production at Iowa State, but his workout numbers make him an intriguing prospect. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

12/31/2012 - Scouting the Iowa State passing game: Redshirt freshman Sam Richardson took the passing game to another level late in the season. The Cyclones like to rely on a short passing game, with a heavy focus on bubble screens, which spreads the football around to multiple receivers. Especially with Richardson, Iowa State isn't afraid to look down the field to WRs Josh Lenz and Quenton Bundrage. - The Sports Xchange

11/18/2012 - WR Josh Lenz (quad) returned after missing three of the last four games to catch six passes for 78 yards and one touchdown.

10/07/2012 - WR Josh Lenz likely locked up the Big 12 offensive player of the week when he gained a career-high 147 receiving yards and had four total touchdowns. Lenz caught three touchdown passes and threw a 15-yard touchdown on a reverse pass.

10/06/2012 - Jared Barnett threw three touchdowns to Josh Lenz, who later had a scoring toss of his own on a trick play, and Iowa State won 37-23 at No. 15 TCU on Saturday to end the Horned Frogs' FBS-best 12-game winning streak. It was the first Big 12 home game for conference newcomer TCU (4-1, 1-1), which played without suspended quarterback Casey Pachall. Barnett was 12-of-21 passing for 183 yards and ran nine times for 30 yards in his first start this season for the Cyclones (4-1, 1-1). Iowa State won for only the third time in 33 road games against a Top 25 team since 1996. Barnett had another one of those wins, as a freshman last season at Texas Tech in his first career start. The Frogs had won a nation-best 25 conference games in a row, the first 24 while winning the Mountain West championship each of the last three seasons. They won their Big 12 debut at Kansas three weeks ago, and hadn't lost a conference game since Nov. 6, 2008 at Utah. Lenz had TD catches of 51 and 74 yards in the first quarter, when the Cyclones led 16-7. He capped their first drive of the second half with a 1-yard catch for a 23-10 lead. - AP Sports

09/07/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR Josh Lenz was the Cyclones' best receiver in the opener, leading the team in catches and receiving yards. He is one of the receivers Jantz looks to early and often on short screen passes, so he'll get plenty of chances to make big plays. He also showed a knack to get free down the field, catching a 43-yard touchdown against Tulsa. - The Sports Xchange

07/09/2012 - Top-five Iowa State prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 4. WR Josh Lenz (6-0, 195)...The Cyclones lose their leading receiver from a year ago, but Lenz does return to Ames for 2012 and is expected to be the team's top target as a senior. He set career-bests last season and recorded his first career 100-yard receiving game. Lenz was a multi-sport athlete out of high school and made an instant impact over his first two seasons at Iowa State with a combined 34 catches for 356 yards and two scores. He became a full-time starter as a junior last season, finishing second on the team with 39 receptions for 510 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Lenz also contributes on special teams, averaging 23.1 yards on kickoffs and 6.7 yards on punt returns (including a score). He lacks explosive ability and is more of a one-speed runner, but he is balanced and tough, breaking tackles and making things happen after the catch. Although he doesn't stand out in any one area and is more of an undrafted free agent prospect, he is one of the more reliable receivers in the conference. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com