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Christopher Owens
SELECTED BY: Falcons Round 3 (26)
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School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
5-9.5, 181
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BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two seasons. Senior totals included 68/1/8 after 75/6/3 as a junior.

POSITIVES: "Tough, productive cornerback with skills for the next level. Quick pedaling in reverse, fluid turning his hips in transition, and does an outstanding job reading receivers eyes and then getting his head back around to locate the ball. Displays a sense of timing, quickly closes to the action, and effectively gets a hand in to deflect away passes. Shows ability backed off the line of scrimmage or in zone. Remains disciplined with assignments and displays a good sense of overall awareness. Physical, jams opponents at the line of scrimmage, and will mix it up throughout the round or comes up the field and voluntarily defends the run."

NEGATIVES: "Has a thin build and is outmatched by larger receivers. Not a sturdy cornerback, and struggles getting off blocks to make plays against screen passes."

ANALYSIS: Owens is a solid prospect who possesses good ball skills and wherewithal on the field. Owens may start his NFL career as a dime back yet has the tools necessary to see extensive playing time as a rookie and could eventually develop into a starter at the next level.

PROJECTION: Fourth Round

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