Isaiah Bowser Scouting Report

Background

NAME: Isaiah Bowser

POSITION: RB

SCHOOL: UCF

HEIGHT: 6’1″

WEIGHT: 225

CLASS: 5SR

HOMETOWN: Sidney, OH

HIGH SCHOOL: Sidney

DOB: 7/14/1999

GAMES WATCHED: Cincinnati (2021), Florida Atlantic, SMU

Career Stats

  • 2018 (10 games at Northwestern): 197 attempts for 866 yards (4.4 per carry) and 6 TDs; 7 receptions for 77 yards.
  • 2019 (5 games at Northwestern): 59 attempts for 204 yards (3.5 per carry); 7 receptions for 24 yards.
  • 2020 (7 games at Northwestern): 78 attempts for 230 yards (2.9 per carry) and 1 TD; 8 receptions for 52 yards and 1 TD.
  • 2021 (8 games): 159 attempts for 703 yards (4.4 per carry) and 9 TDs; 9 receptions for 75 yards.
  • 2022* (13 games): 194 attempts for 760 yards (3.9 per carry) and 14 TDs; 14 receptions for 185 yards; 2-2 passing for 4 yards and 1 TD; 2 kick returns for 27 yards.

Biography

Isaiah Bowser is a former three star recruit out of Sidney High School in Sidney, Ohio. He was the 18th ranked athlete in the state of Ohio and the 37th ranked RB in his class. As a high school recruit, he received offers from Northwestern, Air Force, Bowling Green, and Buffalo, among others. He would ultimately choose to play for Northwestern. He entered the transfer portal at the end of 2020 and committed to UCF in July of 2021. He is majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

Trait Grades

  • Creativity: 40 (Below Average)
  • Vision: 35 (Below Average)
  • Contact Balance: 50 (Average)
  • Pass Catching: 30 (Poor)
  • Long Speed: 30 (Poor)
  • Power: 55 (Above Average)
  • Explosiveness: 45 (Fringe Average)
  • Blocking: 55 (Above Average)
  • Durability: 50 (Average)
  • Ball Security: 50 (Average)
  • Red Flags: 10/10
  • Ceiling: 45 (Fringe Average)

Analysis

Bowser is a transfer out of Northwestern. For the past two seasons he has been a rotational running back for UCF, taking more of a primary role this season. He fits best with an inside zone running game. He excels in between the tackles, where he can fight for extra yards. Bowser is a strong running back that can be a load to bring down. He has a good leg drive and pad level at the point of contact. He keeps a low center of gravity but gets slightly higher as he goes through the different levels. When it comes to pass blocking, he doesn’t have the greatest form out there but he does enough to get the job done and gives more effort than a lot of running backs do. Struggles with vision and finding the right hole to run through. Can often run into the back of his offensive linemen. He doesn’t possess the agility and the ability to make guys miss at the next level. Change of direction is a definite struggle for him. Acceleration is also not his strength; takes a few steps for him to get going. Not a viable option in the passing game due to below average hands and plodding route speed. Overall Bowser does offer some value to a team based off of his ability in short yardage situations and in the red zone. However there is not enough value to justify a draft pick but he should be a high priority undrafted free agent.

Final Grade: 4.94 (UDFA)

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