Lynn Bowden Jr. was an absolute monster with the Kentucky Wildcats. He was their entire offense for parts of last season, one in which the Wildcats went on to be Belk Bowl winners.
Those performances put NFL scouts, especially ones that know their coaches will utilize a player of his skill set, on notice.
Bowden was drafted in the third round by the Las Vegas Raiders. He was then traded to the Miami Dolphins, one of the younger teams in the NFL. The trade included a 2021 draft package sent back to Las Vegas.
Miami took a quarterback with their top-five pick, so dealing for Bowden showcased a different type of style they may look to play. That was on full display against the Raiders as Bowden’s first NFL run was for about five yards off a direct snap.
The first @LynnBowden_1 play pic.twitter.com/yQSvYjH5Yv— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) October 4, 2020
Bowden Jr. is exciting, and he’ll get more opportunities to showcase his potential.
Totaling almost 1,500 rushing yards his last season in Kentucky, Bowden Jr. has a unique skill. He’ll hopefully be used more frequently as a potentially smaller Taysom Hill, a player the Saints just gave an eight-figure deal to.
For now, it seems Bowden will stay as a do-it-all quarterback, running back combo instead of moving strictly to the edge.
Bowden’s Dolphins are currently trailing 17-12 to the Seattle Seahawks.