BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter and All-Conference selection after his junior and senior seasons who led ISU in tackles both years. Senior-year numbers included 99/12.5/2 when he intercepted one pass and broke up two more. Posted a career-high 155 tackles as a junior.
POSITIVES: Athletic college linebacker who's been productive and durable. Quickly diagnoses the action, explodes up the field in run defense, and chases ball-carriers in back side pursuit. Gets depth on pass drops, plays sideline-to-sideline, and effortlessly changes direction or alters his angle of attack. Fluid turning his hips and covers a good amount of area on the field.
NEGATIVES: Must sharpen his skills in coverage, as he.s slow to react when the ball is in the air. Has tackles broken.
ANALYSIS: Bowen is a naturally gifted defender and a linebacker who stands out in pursuit of the action. He does not have the game to start at the next level at this point, yet at the very least he should be a solid backup linebacker.