Lynn Bowden Jr 2020 NFL Draft Profile, Pros, Cons, and Projected Teams

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Lynn Bowden Jr 2020 NFL Draft Profile

2020 NFL Draft

Lynn Bowden Jr was an Mr. do it all for the Kentucky Wildcats, and he could play multiple positions in the NFL. Like a lot of the wide receivers in this draft, where he might go seems like a true toss-up. Coming out of high school, Bowden was a four-star recruit and the third-ranked player in Ohio in the class of 2017. 

College Career: Lynn Bowden did everything at Kentucky include starting the final eight games of this last season at quarterback. To start the season, Bowden caught 30 passes for 348 yards for one touchdown in five starts. He was also a kick returner and that could be his specialty at the next level. 

Pros: Bowden is Mr. do it all, and he could be used a lot of different ways in the NFL. He can run it, catch it, and throw it, which gives teams a whole lot of options for how to use him. He is very physical and isn’t afraid to play with an edge. He has good awareness of what is going on all over the field. The biggest pro still has to do with al the different ways teams can get creative with him. 

Cons: Bowden can do just about everything in terms of offense, but he really doesn’t have anything really mastered. He isn’t a great route runner, and although he got away with that in college, it could be an issue in the NFL. He is fast, but might not have the home-run speed like a guy like Tyreek Hill. There are all things that can be worked out, but he could be a real risk, especially if selected high. 

Projected Teams: Bowden would make a lot of sense on the Kansas City Chiefs. Their offense is all about speed, and he is another gadget guy that could be thrown in, and make life tough on defenders.

The Minnesota Vikings are another team that needs more playmakers on the offense, and he could add a new dimension to the offense. They probably shouldn’t count on him to be the top wideout drafted for them, but if they decide to pick two, Bowden makes a whole lot of sense.


The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Pick Dawgz site consensus.