Round 4 & 5: Tyus Bowser, DE, Houston and Deatrich Wise Jr., DT, Arkansas
Houston Cougar Tyus Bowser is one of those sleepers that come out of nowhere if you are not watching the full college landscape. Bowser is a hybrid defensive end and outside linebacker who can explode off the edge and get to the quarterback.
The New York Jets could benefit from adding a speed rusher of Bowser’s ilk. He will need to put on a bit more size so he is not engulfed by the strength of the average offensive tackle. Adding some strength and getting better against the run will only help Bowser to reach his potential of becoming a full-time player. Like Dalvin Tomlinson, Tyus has progressed each year, finishing his collegiate career with outstanding numbers in a season where he was only available for eight games.
A player that doesn’t lack power, Deatrich Wise Jr., is the son of a former NFL player, Deatrich Wise, Sr., who was a ninth-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks and spent some time playing in the CFL. Junior looks to follow in his father’s footsteps into the pro ranks.
Wise’s production fell below expectations during his senior year at Arkansas. The eight sacks he garnered in 2015 fell to a measly three and a half during the 2016 campaign. Wise’s potential is based on the power he displayed during his junior year.
With Bowser and Wise, the Jets could address depth on the interior line or add that explosive pass rusher. The two are talents that need NFL grooming to be consistent, but the ceiling is high enough for their draft positions to be justified.