Free Agent Profile: Defensive End Dante Fowler Jr.

02/21/2024
DB+

Dante Fowler Jr., 6’3″, 261 pounds, 33 3/4 Arm Length

Signature Stat: Pass Rush Productivity score of 10.5 ranked seventh among all DEs with 20% of pass rush snaps

Contract Projection: 1 year, $6M, $3M GTD

Cover 1 Take: Fowler has never re-captured his 15 sack production from 2019, but has maintained steady pass rush contributions for 4 different teams now. Likely will be in the market of veteran pass rushers still on the market into June when BUF signed Leonard Floyd last summer

 

Summary: At 29 years old, Fowler has carved out a surprisingly steady career as a pass rush specialist. His motor runs hot, complementing his insane athleticism and aggressive, predatory mentality on the field. Fowler’s time to pressure last season was 2.3 seconds which was the 8th quickest time among all defensive linemen, and was second in Pressure percentage at 19.3% behind Bryce Huff and ahead of Myles Garrett. Fowler Jr. possesses exceptional change-of-direction and attacking prowess, he routinely wins inside as a looper and displays impressive closing speed. Fowler excels as a closer on third downs, utilizing a rapid dip-rip move combination and often beating blockers with a cross chop. He can be displaced in the run game and is not a consistent stack-and-shedder, although he occasionally flashes and makes tackle for losses.

Signature Skill/Trait: Explosiveness

 

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