Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Andrew Dowell

Outside linebacker
School: Michigan State | Conference: BIG 10
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0.5 / 230 | 40: 4.65 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.25
Projected Round
FA
Pos: 
Outstanding pursuit linebacker who is effective in space. Strong for his size, breaks down well and covers a lot of area on the field. Takes proper angles to the action, displays the ability to defeat blocks and quickly makes his way up the field to defend running plays and screen passes. Efficient, hard-hitting and takes good angles to the action. Aggressively goes after opponents and works to jar the ball loose. Moves well laterally and explodes to the action.
Neg: 
Lacks great size and gets smothered at the point. Short and overmatched by taller tight ends.
Analysis: 
Dowell is one of the more underrated linebackers in this year’s draft. He's a run-and-chase defender who quickly chews up ground to get to the action and plays with a special-teams mentality. Dowell has enough ability to back up on the depth chart in the NFL.