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Packers pick #4B Dean Lowry Northwestern DL

Discussion in '2016 Draft Archive' started by longtimefan, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    Awesome!
     
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    Sense a ho hum response to this pick.
     
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    Prototypical 3-4 DE size.
     
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    Try hard guy who should provide some help. I like these guys when the reviews all say "never gives up" and whistle to whistle in the description. Havent heard much about him though.
     
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    and hes a big man. 6'6 297 pounds.
     
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    Is Lowry ones of those guys who came on late or was injured? I never really noticed him much when the Badgers played the mildcats the last couple of years.
     
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    Not a lot said about him, but furthers the idea of gaining depth at these defensive postitions. Guess only time will tell.
     
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    I love the size and work ethic
     
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    Could be an OLB coversion! Just kidding.
     
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    Mr. Boyd is moving further onto the bubble, and I continue to question whether Pennel's issue goes deeper than just 4 games, otherwise it hard to fully account for these particular D-Line picks.
     
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    31 inch arms he can't see you if you don't move!

    The arms are an issue, probably factor into his occasional struggles in ball awareness. Hard to create space to look and see whats going on when you're built like a T-Rex. Mixed feelings on this pick, like his motor but he's going to have a leverage deficit.
     
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    LOL...that is the ticket...his new nickname is REX Lowry....u pegged it!
     
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    Here's PFF's scouting report on him:

    Position fit:
    3-4 Defensive end

    Stat to know:
    Performance against Wisconsin was the fifth-highest of any interior player against a Power-5 school all year

    Combine stats:
    Height: 6-6
    Weight: 296
    Arm length: 31 inches
    Hand size: 9 ⅜ inches
    Bench: 30
    40-yard dash: 4.87 seconds
    Vertical jump: 32.5 inches
    Broad jump: 9-6 inches
    3-cone drill: 7.26 seconds
    20-yard shuttle: 4.38 seconds

    What he does best:
    — Explosive athlete for his size. Has the quickness to track down run plays from the backside

    — Can sink his hips and play with power. Tight ends have little chance of blocking him in the run game. Third-highest pass rushing productivity on the bull rush in FBS

    — Offers positional diversity. Lined up all over Northwestern’s defensive front. 55 percent of his snaps came outside the tackle and 45 percent came inside the tackles

    Biggest concern:
    — Pass rushing toolbox outside of the bull rush is non existent at this point. Collected more pressures via the bull rush than inside and outside moves combined

    — Short area quickness is nothing special. Gets stoned a lot when trying to slant or cross an offensive lineman’s face

    — Stiff turning the corner. Never going to be a true every-down edge guy

    Player comparison:
    Mike DeVito, (formerly) Kansas City Chiefs. Lowry has a few inches on DeVito, but the play style is still strikingly similar. Both are at their best against the run attacking straight through offensive tackles and guards.

    Bottom line:
    Lowry is an elite athlete, but little more at this point. His odd build (very short arms for his height) and lack of pass rushing moves make him a mid-rounder.

    They had him ranked as their #97 overall prospect on their big board.
     
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    Watching his Nebraska tape, he looked out of place as a 4-3 end. However, he looked unblockable in the interior. He shot through gaps before anyone could get a hand on him on quite a few plays, and he made a sack even when he was double-teamed. Talk about effort. He's a natural 3-4 end, and looks like a steal.
     
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    And the bubble just popped!
     
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    Not saying much Wisconsin's OL was awful last year.
     
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    Lowry looks like he has a ton of potential. Not much talk about him tho.
     
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    In my opinion Lowry was a good pick at the end of the fourth round. It´s possible he will get playing time as a 5-tech in the base defense as tight ends will have a hard time blocking him in the run game. He´s another prospect only creating pressure with a bull rush so he won´t line up in subpackages as long as he doesn´t add other pass rush moves.
     

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