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Grade
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  • 4.51 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 14 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.93 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.17 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.40 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'10" Height
  • 181LBS. Weight

Overview

Starting opposite playmakers Dwight Lowery and Coye Francies throughout his career, opponents frequently targeted Owens over the past three years. The constant attention has made Owens one of the more mentally tough corners in the draft. Owens is smaller than scouts would like but is physical in both coverage and in run support. He has the speed and agility to run with receivers and can make plays on the ball with 20 career pass breakups and 13 interceptions. Owens' size limits his ability in jump-ball situations, but with his quickness and tenacity, Owens could provide good value as a nickel or dime cornerback on the second day of the draft.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Plays bigger than his size. ... Good straight-line speed. ... Shows a late burst to recover if beaten initially. ... Flashes a good initial pop on the receiver. ... Aggressive in run support. ... Willing to fight through trash to make the stop at or near the line of scrimmage. ... Quick, active hands to break up passes. ... Good leaping ability and times his leaps well. ... Natural hands for the interception and can track over his shoulder. ... Mentally tough. ... Durable. ... Started 38 games. Negatives: Doesn't back down from the physical challenge of bigger receivers, but simply is too short to handle their height in jump-ball situations. ... Adequate hip flexibility. ... Loses a step in his transition and isn't explosive out of his breaks. ... Allows separation and isn't big or strong enough to get back around the receiver to knock away accurate passes.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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