Originally posted by RedWaltz24:
Originally posted by Blitz:
Originally posted by Slash49:
Bowman middle blitz, in backfld to tap gore
tweet from Phil Barber
I'm excited about this Bowman kid. Very intriguing prospect. Could be diamond in the rough, a real bad ass.
How is he a diamond in the rough? If it weren't for off the field issues he would probably would have been a late 1st early 2nd. Everyone knew he had talent, they just questioned his issues. The 3rd round, where he was drafted, is hardly the "rough."
A "diamond in the rough" would be someone whose skills and talents are questionable and not projected to be that great on the next level (e.g., Tom Brady), so they are drafted late or not drafted at all.
Another definition of diamond in the rough would be somebody whose skills and talents at blitzing/rushing the QB/pass rush are not projected to be the great at the next level. In other words, although the word is (and was pre-draft ) that Bowman's skill set was expected to translate best at the next level into playing inside, sideline to sideline and in coverage and generally not getting up the field he could turn out to be a diamond in the rough playing outside, blitzing, getting up the field and getting after the QB.
This is why he is an intriguing prospect...I think he has the **potential** to supplant Lawson and be the pass rusher we have been looking for, which is (like Mckillop) something I don't think a whole lot of people would have expected from him coming out of college.