It was another big day for Roger Lewis, the New York Giants rookie wide receiver who took another step forward in his development in Sunday’s 28-23 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Once again, Lewis showed why the Giants should find more snaps for the emerging playmaker.
Lewis had just one catch on Sunday but it was a 30-yard reception for a touchdown, the second touchdown of a career that continues to grow by the week. And while snaps are still hard to come by, given the Giants talent at the receiver position, his continued strong play over the past month shows a tremendous amount of upside for the undrafted rookie free agent.
In five games played, Lewis now has three catches for 61 yards and two touchdowns. But given how steep his learning curve was going to be coming out of Bowling Green undrafted, the initial returns on the rookie are positive to say the least.
“He’s a young and improving player. He’s taking advantage of his special teams opportunities. He needs to continue to do that,” Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said Monday on a conference call with the media. “As long as he continues to produce the way he has been producing on special teams and improving on offense, he will get the opportunity to play.”
Lewis also has been seeing significant snaps on special teams.
The touchdown route this past Sunday was a go-route from Lewis, who was lined up on the outside with Sterling Shepard in the slot. He beat his coverage and the safety who was playing deep for what was a relatively easy touchdown to give the Giants a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.