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Brent Bowden (P)
  • Height:
    6'2"
  • Weight:
    202 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Virginia Tech
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Round: 6
Pick (Overall): 3 (172)
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Pick Analysis: The Buccaneers were among the league's worst teams in punting average last season, so they grab Virginia Tech's Brent Bowden. Bowden excels at dropping the ball inside the 20-yard line, and enjoyed a breakout year last season with the Hokies.

Overview

Bowden has good size and athleticism for the position. He had his most productive season in 2009, averaging 43.8 yards per attempt and showing excellent ability to drop the ball inside the 20-yard line. Bowden is a self made punter that had to sit for a couple of seasons before securing the starting position. His mechanics are solid but he needs to continue to improve his overall consistency at the next level. Bowden has the tools to develop into a solid punter in the league but doesn’t have elite talent to be an impact player as a punter.


Strengths

Bowden is a well-built punter with impressive size. Has displayed great leg strength on his punts. Known to have a good work ethic. Punts with poise and confidence. Mechanics are good but could use a little more polish. Can coffin-corner.

Weaknesses

Bowden could afford to have more consistency with hang time and distance. Has less experience than other punters after sitting out early in his career.

Grade

3.3

 
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