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Old 03-28-2008, 12:01 AM   #1
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CB Dwight Lowery On the Upswing!

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Dwight Lowery had nine picks his junior year. Quarterbacks wisely chose to go to the other side his SR year. He ran a 4.47 at his pro day and impressed with the ability to keep his feet underneath him in positional drills. He changed direction decisively and quickly with good balance. Lowery has outstanding ball skills and has the hands to make the interception. He's a throwback to the ball hawking CB. Lowery also showed he is a CB who can run and play in any system. He had a poor Combine showing due to a hamstring issue. He showed he is back on the rise after his pro day performance!

I know most of us are talking round 1 and 2 for CB but do not count this kid out of the picture. Before the combine he was a high 3rd. After the combine he dropped into the 4th. Well he is back and may have just worked his way into the bottom of the second. He is one of the few true CB in the draft. I like him and King in the second level of CB.

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Old 03-28-2008, 09:32 AM   #2
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Where did he play?
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:03 AM   #3
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12. Dwight Lowery, San Jose St., 5111, 201, 4.47, 16, 33.5 (CB/S)

One of the better cover corners in the nation who wisely decided to return to school for his senior season. An absolute ball hawk. Can track the ball and come out of nowhere to make the interception. Lowery has very good size with long arms and very good hands for interceptions. Lowery is very athletic, having a uncanny field awareness and has the ability to mirror a WR. Can take the best receiver and close him down. He is an intuitive player and may have the best skill sets of any defensive back in this year's draft class. Lowery takes good angles and has the smarts and instincts to play zone coverage, he does not buy on play fakes. Decent speed and good quickness. Good leaper. Hard worker with good intangibles.

The only concerns are his perceived lack of explosiveness and the level of competition. He has first round talent, but he did not show a real burst off the line. Doesn't stay straight in his backpedal and can lose a step in transition. Needs to work on his backpedal and is not fluid when he has to flip his hips. Does not have quick feet. Gets in press coverage at times and commits early which will leave him susceptible to skilled WRs moves. Peeks in the backfield at times. Needs some technique work. Lowery is average versus the run, needs to add strength and work on his tackling. Not an ideal fit for every team. Only two years of DI experience
Lowery became the first San Jose State player to be named to an All American Team, making the AP third team roster. He followed this season with another stellar campaign in 2007, capping off the season with another All WAC First Team selection and more impressive, another All American Team selection.

A nice player who can make it under the right circumstances..Prototypical zone corner back who is a play maker in the secondary.

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I think he is one of the better #2/FS prospects in the draft. As for out on the island? That would be a reach but not a bad gamble. I would take it in round 3

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Hagan, you need to take over the GM position over at Airline Drive. I really do hope the team scouting dept views this site now and then.
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