Height: 6-3
Weight: 248
40: 4.78
Year: 5Sr

James Cowser

School: Southern Utah
Position: OLB
Positive: Four-year starter awarded All-America honors the past two seasons. Senior totals included 68 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 13 sacks. Posted a career-best 28.5 tackles for loss as a junior. Intense and disruptive college defensive end with potential as a 3-4 outside linebacker. Rarely off his feet, can bend off the edge and gets a lot of momentum going up the field. Instinctive, plays with great hustle and runs down opponents in the open field. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself, easily changes direction and covers a good amount of area on the field. Intelligent, diagnoses plays and keeps his feet and hands active throughout the action. Relatively athletic and effective dropping off the line of scrimmage on zone blitzes. Smooth, fluid and moves well to every direction.
Negative: Does not display great pursuit speed. More of a first move lineman and struggles getting off blocks.
Analysis: Cowser was a disruptive defender the four years he played at Southern Utah and comes with a solid combination of athleticism, intelligence and intensity. There may be bumps in the road but he's a small school prospect who could begin his career as a designated pass rusher before developing into a full-time starter.

Updated 4/28
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