Rankings

Player Display Name: 
DJ Dowdy

Tight end
School: Cincinnati | Conference: AAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3.5 / 248 | 40: 4.78 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.17
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
First-year starter who contributed four receptions for 44 yards and two touchdowns in 2016. Set career highs with 12 catches, 104 yards and three receiving touchdowns as a junior. Combined to catch seven passes for 42 yards in his first two seasons with the Bearcats.
Pos: 
One-time highly rated tight end that has been marginally productive on the college level. Outstanding athlete, shows the ability to make a lot of difficult receptions and plays to his 40 time. Gets downfield creating mismatches, gives effort blocking and consistently plays with leverage.
Neg: 
Seems unsure of himself as a pass catcher. Was never really involved in the passing game at Cincinnati.
Analysis: 
Entering the year scouts graded Dowdy as a potential middle-round choice yet he caught just four passes last season, bringing his career reception total to 19. To this point he is much more athlete than football player and needs a lot of work on his overall game.