For much of the pre-draft process, Lynn Bowden has been someone projected in the Day 3 range of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Bowden, who was the Paul Hornung Award winner this past season as the most versatile player (and rightfully so) in college football, is widely expected to be a full-time receiver at the NFL level. But because he didn’t play that most of 2019, many mock draft projections have had him falling into the Round 4-5 range of a receiver-deep 2020 draft class.
However, legendary NFL guru Gil Brandt just released his big board of the top 150 prospects this year, and he has Bowden ranked 44th, meaning he should be drafted in the Round 2-3 range.
Bowden was not heavily recruited out of high school in Youngstown, Ohio, but he’s an athlete who posted 114 catches in three years at Kentucky, gaining extra notoriety by splitting his time between receiver (five games) and quarterback (eight) in 2019. He’s very tough and possesses plus special teams talent; he’s really turned his life around.
That’s what Big Blue Nation likes to see.
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