NFL Draft Rumors: Houston Linebacker Tyus Bowser Becomes Potential Dallas Cowboys First Round Pick

By Raymund Tamayo, Posted: 04/19/17 02:15PM EDT
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Houston Cougars linebacker Tyus Bowser has emerged as a potential first-round pick for the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys own one first-rounder in the upcoming NFL draft, which is the 28th overall pick.

CBS Sports reported that Dallas will most certainly "select a pass rusher or defensive back at No. 28 overall" and it is only "anyone's guess" who will it specifically be. While the Cowboys have a history of drafting a top-30 visit player in the first round, speculations abound that the team is going to break the streak by targeting Houston's Bowser, who is not in Dallas' visit list.

The Cowboys were able to work out with Bowser just recently, though, and the team seemed to have been impressed by what they saw, which explains the sudden interest.

Bowser, who will turn 22 in May, is considered as one of the top linebacker prospects in this year's draft, although he is still very raw "mentally and technically" when it comes to playing at the NFL level. He is an explosive defender with quick feet and is also versatile enough to play both inside and outside linebacker, even if the latter is his official position.

Analysts believe that he can fit well in head coach Jason Garrett and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli's system. However, he is expected to "be more of a nickel rusher as a rookie than high volume defender", according to the report.

The Tyler, Texas native had a great junior year, accumulating 50 tackles, 6.5 for loss, and 5.5 sacks while starting all of the Cougars' games in 2015. However, he struggled last season during his senior year as he was able to play only eight games after suffering an orbital bone injury caused by a brawl with a teammate. He finished the 2016 season still leading the team with 8.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss despite his limited appearances.



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