Florida edge rusher Dante Fowler's "versatility is a nice footnote, but his value in the pass-happy NFL is a knack for getting the quarterback, either as a defensive end in a 4-3 or outside linebacker in a 3-4," wrote NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney.
"Fowler's effectiveness is based on quick feet, especially his first two steps," Cooney wrote. "Add his fluid athleticism and perpetual motion and Fowler is one of the best edge rushers in this draft. He was effective at several positions, playing right or left end (in 3-4 or 4-3), outside linebacker and even nose tackle in a nickel defense." At the combine, the 6-foot-3, 277-pound Fowler recorded a 1.56 10-yard split on his 4.61 forty, sensational numbers. He added 19 reps on bench, a 32.5 inch vertical and a 9-foot-5 inch broad jump. "I can do it all, some linebacker, some defensive end, I can do both," Fowler said. "I can rush really good and I can drop back in coverage. If I want to think I'm a big guy, I like to go out there and mess with the receivers, I can play in the flats and in the curls. I can play everywhere."