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2014 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: OG Antwan Lowery

Rutgers offensive linesman Antwan Lowery (75) before an NCAA college football game between Rutgers and Connecticut, in East Hartford, Conn., on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)
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Scott CarasikContributor IIJanuary 21, 2014

Atlanta had some issues on the interior of their offensive and defensive lines. Antwan Lowery has seen some interest from the Falcons at the East-West Shrine Game according to Charlie Campbell of Walterfootball.com.

Lowery has a background at defensive tackle on top of experience at guard all throughout college. While he wasn't a starter for most of college, the Falcons could use him in camp for some depth.

 

Antwan Lowery

Offensive Guard

Rutgers University

6'4", 305 Pounds

 

Stats

2013: 0 Games Started, 10 Games Played at offensive guard

2012: 13 Games Started, 13 Games Played at offensive guard

2011: 3 Games Started, 4 Games Played at offensive guard

2010: 4 Games Started, 10 Games Played at offensive guard

2009: Redshirted

 

Scouting Report

Strengths

Lowery has solid size and strength, and he understands how to maintain leverage. He's got knowledge and understanding from playing defensive tackle on how to combat pass rush moves. However, he's still very raw as an offensive guard and has been beaten out for the starting role multiple times.

 

Weaknesses

Despite having good size and strength, his speed and agility are mediocre at best. He's not a great athlete and would have trouble in pulling and screen schemes like what Atlanta has run in the past. He's also not very experienced as a guard and his best fit will likely be as a reserve and special teams player.

 

How does he fit the Comrade Filter?

He's never been arrested nor suspended. He's also taken backup roles that don't let him show off his talents. Yet, he still wound up going to the East-West Shrine Game at guard. If his attitude on the field matches up with what Tice likes, he could wind up as an undrafted free agent signing.

 

Overview

Despite experience at both guard and defensive tackle, Lowery's likely to not provide any legitimate abilities as a potential starter early in his career. His best role could be at defensive tackle where his linear athletic abilities would be less of a hindrance.

 

How he would fit into the Falcons' plans

Lowery is at best a compensatory pick in the late seventh round. If he's undrafted, the Falcons would be wise to bring him in and give him a shot as a camp body. Worst case scenario, they cut him at the first cuts in training camp because he can't provide anything of substance outside of a camp body.

 

All stats used are either from Pro Football Focus' Premium Stats (subscription required), ESPN, CFBStats or the NFL. All contract information is courtesy of Spotrac and Rotoworld.

Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, College Football, NFL and the NFL draft. He also runs DraftFalcons.com.

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