Photo of Eric Rowe
Drafted By: Eagles
  • Round 2
  • Pick 15
  • Overall 47

Combine Results

5.65 ?
  • 4.45 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 39.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 125.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.70 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 3.97 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.48 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"This is one of my favorite players in the draft. He played free safety for three years before kicking over to corner this year. He's a top-50 pick all day long. Rowe can match up on the outside with the big receivers in the NFL." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'1" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 205LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands



Tall cornerback with long frame. Has the ability to disrupt wide receivers off the line of scrimmage and can mirror them out of their release. Jams and disrupts shallow crossers. Will throw his body around in run support if needed. Solid tackler. Attacks ball at catch point and makes it hard for receiver to finish the catch. Was a three-year starter at free safety before moving to cornerback this year. Can break hard on throws in front of him. Instinctive in zone with ball skills to match.


Linear body type with average play strength. Will struggle to carry NFL deep speed. Lacks an accelerator and is not a recovery-type cornerback. Limited as a man-cover corner. Has change-of-direction issues in tight spaces. Plays into boundary too often. Had to fight through a leg issue at one point during the 2014 season. Likely a scheme-specific player.

Draft Projection

Round 2

Sources Tell Us

"My initial grade on him was too low. I saw some things I didn't like early on and was probably too hard on him. The more I watched the more I saw who he really was. He's got a shot to be pretty good." -- NFC directer of college scouting "I think he's going to be good. He projects well. I think he'll be better in the pros than in college." - AFC defensive backs coach

NFL Comparison

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Bottom Line

Rowe's length and ability to play press-man coverage has some teams excited while his ball skills have other teams interested. He doesn't always play to his timed speed and a team will have to figure out whether or not he's a safety or a cornerback, but he should come off the board on the second day.
-Lance Zierlein
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.