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Houston EDGE/LB visited the Falcons, Dolphins and Ravens, according to Adam Caplan.

Dane Brugler recently mentioned the Cowboys interest in Bowser at No. 28. Teams likely think Bowser can fit any system, either in a stand up role or as a consistent pass rusher. Bowser is a freaky athlete, testing in the 95th percentile, and has a similar game to Dion Jordan out of Oregon, as well as Julian Peterson. He will likely be a first round pick.
Apr 21 - 8:11 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler hears that "there has been plenty of late interest [in Houston OLB Tyus Bowser] from Dallas, specifically from the coaching staff."

Brugler believes that while the Cowboys may be eyeing a few other defensive prospects at No. 28 -- he specifically ticks off Missouri's Charles Harris and Wisconsin's T.J. Watt -- they could turn to Bowser as a sort of backup plan should their other options fall through. The 6-foot-3, 247-pounder tested in the 95th percentile of edge rushers during Combine work last month and offers an intriguing amount of flexibility when it comes to scheme fit.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 20 - 5:55 PM

Houston CB Brandon Wilson visited the Cincinnati Bengals on Wednesday.

With the NFL's window of official visits drawing to a close, we can tell you that Wilson, in addition to the Bengals, visited the Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots and Detroit Lions officially. He also attended the Houston Texans' local prospect day and worked out privately for the New York Giants, Patriots, Lions, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Rams. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Wilson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds at Houston's pro day. Expect him to come off the board early on Day 3.
Apr 20 - 3:31 PM

Houston sophomore WR Marquez Stevenson is expected to miss the 2017 season after tearing his ACL.

Stevenson initially joined Houston as a three-star recruit in the 2016 cycle. He saw limited playing time this past season, though at least some of that was due to a shoulder injury. Likely sitting behind Keith Corbin, Linell Bonner and Steven Dunbar on the depth chart, the 6-foot, 175-pounder's loss acts as a depth blow for HC Major Applewhite.
Apr 17 - 1:54 PM

The Texans are putting Houston WR Greg Ward Jr. through a workout during Saturday's local prospect day.

Ward initially transitioned from wide receiver to quarterback while with the Cougars. He is now reverse-engineering that transition and has been working his way back toward wideout during the draft process. The 5-foot-11, 186-pounder showed out well enough during his pro day 40-yard dash, clocking the event between 4.48s and 4.52s while additionally putting forth a 34.5-inch vertical jump. Houston HC Major Applewhite (Ward's former offensive coordinator) tried out his best pitch on Saturday, saying, "He can stick his foot in the ground and change direction to create separation. His skills, his burst, his vision, that really separates him." We absolutely loved watching Ward work his magic as a quarterback in college, but even with this position transition, his chances of actually landing in the draft proper are relatively low.
Apr 8 - 1:43 PM

Houston redshirt junior WR Isaiah Johnson has been transitioning to cornerback this spring.

This is not necessarily a permanent move, as Johnson explained that HC Major Applewhite told him if the experiment falters, he could move back to receiver. Said the 6-foot-4, 205-pound Johnson of the position transition, "The first couple of days it was kind of tough. I was getting a feel for it. Now I'm feeling pretty good." As a receiver, Johnson caught a modest 21 passes over the course of two seasons.
Apr 7 - 12:21 PM

Houston OLB Tyus Bowser met with Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard during his pro day earlier this week.

Bowser has been a strong performer during the evaluating process, landing in the 95th percentile for edge rushers during Combine work earlier this month. Among the results that the 6-foot-3, 247-pounder turned in, a 4.65s 40-yard dash, a 37.5-inch vertical jump and a 127-inch broad jump. All those marks were among the best in the linebacking group, as was his 6.75s run through the three-cone drill. While he is most likely ticketed for a second-round selection, a late first-round pick is not out of the question for the Houston standout.
Mar 30 - 3:42 PM

Houston OC Brian Johnson called his transition from Mississippi State QB coach to his current position "pretty seamless."

Johnson is taking over offensive-coordinating duties from HC Major Applewhite, who saw a promotion after Tom Herman fled the nest for Texas at the end of the 2016 season. "It’s very similar to the program I was at previously," Johnson said, "in terms of the culture and the expectations from the staff and the players and the alignment of the coaching staff." Johnson's previous program would be Mississippi State, where he spent the past three seasons as quarterbacks coach before accepting the shiny new Houston OC gig. As for the offense he will be helping to guide, junior QB Kyle Allen feels his year sitting out as a transfer from Texas A&M has helped him. Said the gunslinger, "I think last year gave me time to reflect and really grow as a person and as a player and become the man I am right now. It was tough, but at the end of it I wouldn’t change a thing." Allen has the tall task of taking over the starting mantle from Greg Ward Jr in 2017.
Mar 30 - 1:09 PM

An AFC director of college scouting told NFL Media's Lance Zierlein that Houston CB Howard Wilson "[m]ight have been a first-round prospect if he had gone back [to school for 2017]."

"He has a lot of physical talent but I think he will struggle if you ask him to go from his conference into taking on NFL route-runners," the scouting director explained. It doesn't help matters that Wilson lost a year of development due to a torn ACL suffered in 2015. It isn't all darkness, though. During Combine work, the 6-foot-1, 184-pounder was one of the top performers in change of direction drills, sizzling in the three-cone drill to the tune of 6.68 seconds while turning in a 20-yard shuttle time of 3.94 seconds. Zierlein compares him to Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 14 - 8:20 PM

Houston's Tyus Bowser tested in the 95th percentile for edge rushers at the NFL Combine.

Bowser was used as a drop linebacker at Houston, so his pass rushing exposures are fewer and far between compared to other edge players in this class. However, his true versatility will intrigue a number of teams. He projects somewhere in any scheme, and this level of athleticism will feed into an "upside" label. At worst his evaluation has a second round feel to it.
Mar 9 - 9:41 AM

Scouts Inc. believes Houston OLB Tyus Bowser is "squarely in the Day 2 range" following his stellar NFL Combine showing.

At about 6-foot-3 and 247 pounds, Bowser led all linebackers with a vertical leap of 37.5 inches, and his 40-yard dash (4.65) and broad jump (10 feet, 7 inches) both ranked in the top-five of the position. "In addition, Bowser impressed during drill work with good fluidity, balance and change-of-direction skills," wrote Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl. "Bowser caught some eyes at the Senior Bowl and is another prospect who is taking advantage of the pre-draft process."
Source: ESPN
Mar 6 - 12:40 PM

Houston OLB Tyus Bowser led all linebackers with a vertical leap of 37.5 inches at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday.

Bowser was one of the top linebacker performers in three separate tests. He led the way with that 37.5-inch vertical and also logged a 40-yard time of 4.65 seconds and a broad jump of 127 inches. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein calls the 6-foot-3, 247-pounder an "explosive, quick-twitch athlete." That showed well enough on Sunday. He should be considered a potential pick early for Day 2, with possible upward mobility toward the first round.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 5 - 4:15 PM

Houston freshman DE Bryan Jones said that he hopes to "destroy" the AAC.

Lofty aspirations, to be sure, but that attitude will fit in well next to sophomore DT Ed Oliver (who actually did destroy the conference as a freshman). The former Ole Miss commit opted for Houston over fellow finalist Texas A&M this winter. He ranked as ESPN 300's No. 170 overall prospect in the 2017 cycle. Last spring, ESPN's Craig Haubert tossed out a comp to Charles Tapper (formerly of Oklahoma), writing that he believes that the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Jones could see a similar career trajectory.
Feb 25 - 3:01 PM

The Sporting News' Eric Galko believes that Houston OLB Tyus Bowser deserves legitimate consideration as a first-round prospect.

"He’ll be on the second-round radar after the NFL Scouting Combine is through," Galko writes, "but his skillset, versatility, and remarkable value for 3-4 and 4-3 teams scream first-round prospect." Earlier this week, an AFC Scouting Director forwarded the belief that the 6-foot-3, 240-pounder will start early during his career in the NFL. Galko's Round 1 talk might be a little on the rich side, but a second- or third-round selection is very much in play.
Feb 24 - 8:01 PM

An AFC Scouting Director predicts Houston OLB Tyus Bowser will start early in the NFL.

"His tape from last year and this year are way different," he said. "He's getting better. There will be some teams who miss him because their scouts are too lazy to keep an open mind that they will have written him off. He will be an early NFL starter. Watch." This isn't the first time we've heard an anonymous scout praise Bowser recently. An NFC general manager predicted after the Senior Bowl that Bowser will go in Round 3. "I've been watching him out here (at Senior Bowl practices) and he is really athletic and really quick off the snap in these one-on-ones. If I had to guess a round without watching tape, I would say third based on what I've seen out here," he said. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Bowser to Eli Harold, writing: "Bowser lacks production, but his explosive characteristics off the edge will push him up the draft board and give him a chance to play well above where some scouts might project him."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 22 - 1:07 PM


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