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Washington Redskins Draft Profiles: Eric Rowe, DB

Hogs Haven takes a look at NFL prospects heading into the 2015 draft.

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Eric Rowe

Defensive Back

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 205 lbs.


Strengths: Great size, weight, height, shoulder width, musculature, build, frame, etc.  Whatever you want to call it, Rowe looks the part.  Plays a physical brand of football.  Excels at jamming/harassing WR's and disrupting route timing.

Very balanced and coordinated.  Good at disrupting would-be receptions at their high point and very strong hands.

Aggressive run defender who does a good job of fighting through blockers.  Physical tackler.

Very good ST's player.  Plays aggressive.  Has blocked a kick and excels as a blocker on returns.

Weaknesses: Doesn't handle double-moves well and needs to work on his hands (has "Carlos Rogers hands").  He's frequently in position for INT's but has trouble catching them (broken up 34 passes but only picked three).

Bottom Line: Rowe is a versatile guy who could play CB or FS at the next level.  His overall speed is better suited for FS.  He'd make for a pretty tall CB and has the height and size to be successful at either position in the secondary.

He started for three years at FS and was even an all-conference selection there before transitioning to CB this past year.

Rowe has great length, frame, and speed (4.45 40 at the combine though reportedly has been clocked at 4.39 at Utah).  Standout player throughout his entire collegiate career and has all the tools to make a big impact in the NFL, regardless of whether that's at CB, FS, or both.  Also played a little SS at Utah.

Projected Round: 2

Team He Fits Best On: Falcons, Eagles, Steelers

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