D’Angelo Bowie NFL Draft Prospect

D’Angelo Bowie (#1) was a wide receiver for Western New Mexico University. Bowie grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and attended Landstown High School. Bowie did not play football in high school due to constant moving but was able to find his opportunity at Grossmont College. Bowie 2
Bowie had a very successful collegiate career at both Western New Mexico University and Grossmont University. Bowie start his career playing at Grossmont and had no prior experience playing football. During his two year career, Bowie recorded 38 receptions for 529 yards and 7 touchdowns. Due to his success on the field, Bowie was named to the All-Conference team in 2013. After his first two successful seasons, Bowie was granted the opportunity to transfer to Western New Mexico University to further his career. Bowie was redshirted his first season at Western New Mexico in 2015. When Bowie received playing time, even if it wasn’t a lot, he tried to make the most of it. Bowie recorded 5 receptions for 46 yards and 0 touchdowns his junior season. Bowie faced a high ankle sprain his senior season and was forced to miss three games. However, during his senior season after appearing in 8 games, Bowie recorded 68 receptions for 883 yards and 10 touchdowns. Bowie was also was able to break a Lone Star Conference record with most receptions in a game with 19 against the University of San Diego. Bowie holds both school and conference records for receptions in a game and the school record for single game yards. Bowie currently holds three school records and two Lone Star Conference records. Bowie reflected on his experience by saying, “before any of this was possible it was full of adversity. Adversity such that taught me patience, and helped me grow as an individual on and off the field.”
Bowie said his toughest matchup came against a defensive back from Angelo State University. The defensive back from Angelo State will also be in the current NFL Draft. Against Angelo State, Bowie had 3 receptions for 19 yards. Bowie went on to talk about his preparation by saying, “he played the deep ball well and by adjusting I was able to create more separation if I hit home with a double move. That’s one of my strengths is my route running.” Being able to create separation allowed Bowie to get one separation for 13 yards. Bowie 1
Bowie is currently training to participate in Western New Mexico University’s Pro Day. Bowie was training in New Mexico for some time and quickly moved to San Diego to finish his training process with his speed coach as he looks to perfect his craft. Bowie mentioned, “my biggest focus is the 40 yard dash. The 40 is known to change draft stocks and that is what I plan to do.” Bowie is an excellent route runner and is arguably the best wide out to come out of Western New Mexico. Bowie has excellent hands and amazing footwork to create separation to become a viable deep ball threat.

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