Biography: "All-Conference selection after his senior and sophomore seasons, when he was a full-time starter. Struggled with numerous injuries throughout his college career, primarily ailments to his knee and shoulder."
Positives: "Hardworking college lineman with limited upside for the next level. Intense, keeps his head on a swivel and works well with teammates. Blocks with good leverage, quickly gets his hands into defenders, and shows terrific explosiveness. Stays square, effectively redirects to linebackers on the second level, and uses all his assets well."
Negatives: Must improve his blocking balance. Not a lineman who gets much movement in the middle. Multiple surgeries have thrown up medical red flags.
Analysis: O'Dowd was a terrific college blocker when on the field but has been sapped of his strength and ability due to numerous injuries. Will be downgraded by a number of teams and must quickly produce this summer to get out of camp.
NFL Truth & Rumors