Nov 29, 2014; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook (4) runs the ball past Florida Gators defensive lineman Dante Fowler Jr. (6) and linebacker Antonio Morrison (3) during the game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
Dante Fowler Jr.
College Team: Florida
Size: 6′ 3″, 261lbs.
Speed: 40yd-4.61, 10yd-1.59
Measurements: Arms-33 and 3/4″, Hands-9 and 1/2″
Dante Fowler Jr. is the most complete OLB in the draft. He has the prototypical size needed for the position and has already proven to be able to play from anywhere in the front seven defenders.
Fowler will only be 21 years old when the 2015 season begins. He can be coached and molded to fit into multiple systems but fits the 3-4 defense best.
Fowler’s versatility is top-notch. Defensive coordinators can be creative in their play calling with him. He has fluid motion in pass drops as well as pass rushes.
Fowler is the type of player who will be even better at the NFL level
Fowler’s size gives him the bulk necessary to be an effective edge setter versus the run. He already has a good set of pass rush moves. Fowler is the type of player who will be even better at the NFL level.
Fowler gets lost at times versus the run. He will lose technical focus and be turned out of the play.
Fowler can tend to free-lance at times because of his incredible all around athletic ability. His strength is questionable at the point of attack.
Fowler will probably develop into the best all-around OLB in the draft. He needs NFL coaching in a lot of areas. With his youth and versatility, he would make a great tool for DC Joe Barry.
Fowler would play a role similar to how OLB Trent Murphy was used early in the 2014 season. He could be used inside and outside and down on the line or at any of the LB spots.
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