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Jeff Owens (DT)
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    304 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 3/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    8 7/8 in.
  • College:
    Georgia
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: Philadelphia Eagles
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 36 (243)
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Pick Analysis: Jeff Owens is a big defensive tackle, who will compete for playing time with Broderick Bunkley, Trevor Laws and Mike Patterson.

Overview

Owens is coming off a solid 2009 season after missing all but one game in 2008 with a knee injury. Owens is a short, squatty built but strong interior defender that is more of a run stopper than pass rusher. He can anchor well when he keeps his pads down but needs to improve his hand use to disengage quicker to the ball. Owens needs an expanded pass rush package to be effective at the next level but has the natural power to push the pocket. Owens is a tough hard-nosed lineman that has some athletic limitations but his intangibles (motor, leadership qualities) gives him a great chance to contribute in his rookie season.


Strengths

Owens has the natural strength, bulk and strength that can’t be taught. He displays impressive toughness and willingness to play through injuries. Competitive player who will fight to the whistle. Possesses impressive leadership qualities and was a team leader at Georgia.

Weaknesses

Despite good bulk, Owens lacks ideal height. Lacks the necessary endurance to be a consistent, every-down player. Hand use needs some polish. Will likely come out for better pass rushers on third down. Plays with inconsistent pad level and can struggle anchoring at the point of attack.

Grade

2.2