|National Football League Draft Profile - Jeff Owens |
|Selection||36 (243 overall)|
|High School||Plantation (Sunrise, Florida)|
|Expectations were high in Athens, but a torn ACL one game into the 2008 season derailed what could have been a highly successful career...Earned Freshman All-American honors in 2005 and continued to get better before a knee injury one game into the 2008 campaign cost him the season...Returned in 2009 to start all 13 games for Georgia, finishing with 32 tackles and four TFLs...A hard worker who understands his role along the defensive front...Above-average strength, with a 535-pound bench press...Uses his strength to his advantage, even when double-teamed...A strong tackler, who can shed blocks and makeplays...Lacks ideal height and isn't explosive off the snap...Possesses leadership qualities and is a genuinely good guy, being named to the 2009 Allstate American Football Coaches AFCA Good Works Team. |
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