Round 5, Pick No. 21 (159 overall): Byron Cowart, DT, Maryland
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Prototypical physique and strength for his position; decent ability to shed blocks; battles back from adverse situations on the field.
Inconsistent technique; plays too slowly and stiffly at times; a knack for accruing personal fouls.
Rated No. 1 prep recruit in the U.S. by some scouting outlets in 2015. Began college career at Auburn.
COMPARABLE NFL PLAYER
Willie Henry, DT, Baltimore Ravens: A stout, though mostly backup defender on the interior.
BY THE NUMBERS
*- First two seasons at Auburn; sat out 2017 season while enrolled at Hillsborough Community College
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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Cowart was a highly sought after recruit who had a disappointing college career until his senior season at Maryland, when he flashed a bit because of his first step. He doesn’t have pass-rushing moves and can get washed out against the run. CBS Sports