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Chris Dowdell
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BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after totals of 49/3/3. Junior totals included 30 tackles with 5.5 tackles for loss in nine games after 59/5/1 as a sophomore.

POSITIVES: Dowdell has an NFL-type body and the athleticism to potentially be used as a defensive end or two-gap lineman. He displayed solid progress on the field, yet he must take his game to another level for any chance to stick on an NFL roster.

NEGATIVES: Must learn to use his hands better, as he is easily tied up at the point of attack by blocks. Marginal playing strength and handled by opposing tight ends. Seems to do more chasing the action rather than actual playmaking.

ANALYSIS: Athletic small-school prospect with good size. Breaks down well, playing with good knee bend, fluid changing direction, and pursues the action laterally with speed. Rarely off his feet, immediately alters his angle of attack, and shows ability in space on zone blitzes. Plays with a good degree of quickness and speed.


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