Mens Steve Smith Sr Jersey As a pure linebacker, Bowser dips into coverage surprisingly well and has improved his pedal and lateral movement in space, but too often gets off balance and lost in deeper zone coverage. He’s able to meet and engage tight ends and running backs, but doesn’t have the eye discipline to stay true in coverage. As a linebacker, he has good, not great, range and likely should be reserved to a SAM linebacker in 4-3 defenses with more pass rushing than coverage drops in the NFL.
In the play below, Bowser, as a freshman, showcased the type of versatile upside he’s blossomed into at Houston. Here, he aligns as a 4-3 over the strongside linebacker and transitions from a line-of-scrimmage player into coverage to make the interception in space.
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Despite the buzz around the position, one name is far too frequently left out. Tyus Bowser, a leader of the revitalized Houston program, doesn’t just merit consideration as one of many pass-rushers. He’s a first-round prospect, one of the most uniquely talented prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft, and deserves to be considered in that tier before and after the NFL Scouting Combine.
A four-year contributor and two-year starter at Houston, Bowser had begun to thrive even before Tom Herman arrived on campus. He further blossomed with the coaching staff as the talent level around him rose. Bowser has bounced between a true defensive end role and an outside linebacker over his career, and has offered value as both a pass-rusher and coverage option.