NFL Draft Analysis: Chris Rowland, Tennessee State, Senior , 5’7, 185lbs , WR2 min read
Chris Rowland, Tennessee State, Senior , 5’7, 185lbs , WR
The Tennessee State University receiver was one of the most productive playmakers in FCS history. Rowlands versatility as a pass catcher, returner, and even as a scat back makes him one of the steals in this year’s draft.
Led Nation in Receiving yards and Receiving yards per game (2019)
Walter Camp FCS All-America Team (2019)
All-Ohio Valley Conference First Team – Wide Receiver (2019)
Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year (2019)
All-Ohio Valley Conference First Team – Return Specialist (2019)
HERO Sports FCS First Team All Purpose Player (2019)
Rowland’s has the ability to run the route tree, which makes up for his lack of elite size. Rowlands has a high football IQ, uses that to manipulate defenses finding holes in zone coverage and exploiting defensive backs in man to man coverage. Rowland’s versatility not only as a pass catcher but as a return specialist makes him a dangerous weapon to add to any team.
Areas to Improve:
Rowland does not possess elite height and that will probably be his biggest knock throughout his draft process. His lack of a catch radius will cause for doubts however, Rowland knows how to use his body to make plays and be a dynamic player on the field
80 out of 100
A faster Julian Edelman
Analysis By: John Robinson NFL Analyst NUC Sports
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