QB Ernest Owens puts on a strong performance at FCS Bowl in front of NFL teams

Owens caps season at premier scouting event

Miami – Oklahoma Baptist University Quarterback and NFL prospect Ernest Owens put the cap on his 2015 season with a spot on the National Team at the FCS National Bowl at Florida International University.

Owens secured a quarterback spot on the National Team roster for the Dec. 6 game. The FCS Bowl, now in its second year, typically consist of the top 100 All-American and All-Conference college football players from D1 FCS schools and a few D2 schools. The rosters give NFL scouts a chance to view and get to know some of the best players from smaller schools that traditionally need additional scouting opportunities. It is an opportunity for players from smaller schools, such as NCAA Division II OBU. The American Team squeezed by Owens’ National Team 23-22.

At 6-foot-2 and 180 lbs. with a blazing 4.3 40-yard dash time and a 40-inch vertical leap, Owens has drawn comparisons to Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater. In the run up to the FCS Bowl, he worked hard in practice at both quarterback and wide receiver, turning in strong performances at both positions. Former Green Bay packers coach Mike Stock who coached the National team was impressed by his performance and quoted “he can also be used as a KR/PR/SS/FS/DB/SLOT and as a WR for trick plays.”

“The FCS National Bowl is a great opportunity to prove myself in front of NFL teams,” Owens said. “I put in a lot of work this season, and I think that shows. I spoke to the Rams, Eagles, Browns and a few agents and they all seemed interested. I also told a few agents that I am a multi-sport athlete and could possibly turn pro in basketball and baseball too down the road. I’m grateful I had the chance to go to Miami, Florida and put in 110 percent for such a great audience.” 

The FCS National Bowlis presented by East Preps LLC and is recognized as a top 4 national collegiate all-star game. It is directly under the Senior Bowl, East/West shrine game, and the NFLPA Bowl. It is the only FCS level all-star game to feature a number of pro scouts, as it’s played as a double-header with the National Bowl. Last year, the FCS Bowl had 40 guys go to rookie camp or sign as undrafted free agents such as D3 kicker Andrew Franks from the Miami Dolphins. This year scouts from 12 teams and five pro leagues were in attendance and Owens is looking forward to join the alumni who sign NFL contracts this summer. According to a few mock draft sites, Owens can go either late 6th or 7th round or as a priority undrafted free agent in this April’s draft.

All 32 NFL teams receive and review the FCS National Bowl film as the game and practice film are distributed directly to all NFL teams by NFL Films.

More information is available at http://www.fcsbowl.com/

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