Baltimore Ravens: The Perfect 7 Round Mock Draft
3rd Round, 78th Overall Pick – Tyus Bowser, LB/EDGE, Houston
Bowser is one of a few players who has been creeping up draft boards thanks to his workouts during the pre-draft process. His tape at Houston is limited but it shows a lot of talent, potential and versatility. He’d be a great fit for the Ravens in more ways than one.
For the first two years of his career at Louisville he played both basketball and football but made the full time switch to football after his sophomore season. In his junior season he started every game and played reasonably well but in his senior season, which was delayed thanks to a broken orbital bone after a fight with a teammate, he looked much better. He was tougher against the run and more productive as a pass rusher.
As his background may suggest he is a very good athlete. He is fast, explosive and strong. He has a good size but could do with adding a little more muscle if he wants to hold up permanently on the edge. His basketball background shows as he is fluid and comfortable in space.
Despite mainly being used as a pass rusher he is good in coverage. In zone his fluidity, footwork and lateral agility shows up and he can match up fairly well with tight ends in man coverage.
He has some things to work on, as you’d expect from a 3rd round pick, but I love this skills he shows. What’s more, I think he has his best football ahead of him and showed good coachability over his final two years. I think he’ll be able to play as a linebacker alongside C.J. Mosely and be used as a blitzer and pass rusher in sub-packages.