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  • NFL Draft 2018: Giants host FIU WR Thomas Owens for pre-Draft visit

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...rt_river_index

    Excerpt: "The Giants continue to scout the wide receiver position ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft later this month, hosting Florida International wide receiver Thomas Owens on a top-30 pre-draft visit Monday, an individual with knowledge of the visit tells NJ Advance Media.

    Owens, 6-foot-1 and 198 pounds, caught 59 passes for 887 yards and six touchdowns while averaging a career-high 15.0 yards per reception in nine games. A knee injury suffered during a Week 10 practice cut Owens' season short.

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    The injury also cost Owens an invite to the NFL Scouting Combine last month in Indianapolis.

    In three seasons, Owens caught 158 passes for 2,177 yards and 21 career touchdowns.

    According to Pro Football Focus, Owens is the most efficient route-runner among draft-eligible wideouts in the FBS.

    Owens is likely a middle-to-late round selection but could rise up some draft boards later this month thanks to his combination of size and speed that could make him a tough draw for opposing cornerbacks in the NFL.

    You can check out a scouting report, and career highlights of Owens below:

    Strengths:

    Body control. Long strider who builds to speed. Adjusts over the wrong shoulder to make tough catches (UCF '16). He finds a way to win on jump balls through positioning and upper body strength (Tulane '17-Nickerson; Minter-MTSU '17). The team moves him both inside and outside in their schemes. No false steps off the ball in his two-point stance if uncovered. Accelerates into slant routes with a controlled straight-stem. Exhibits nice patience on deep stops outside the numbers. Makes the low-ball scoop snags near the ground. Extends his inside arm to overpower CBs in press coverage (P.I. vs. Jackson, Marshall '17). Has won on slant-and-go routes in the RZ (TD, Marshall '17)." Read more...
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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    Maybe, the Browns will take him with the first pick.

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