Struggles to get much depth in his drop in coverage, lacks fluidity out of his breaks and doesn't have the type of range to consistently make plays on the throws off his frame. Isn't a guy who will be able to hold his own in coverage at the next level.
Also, lacks power at the point of attack when asked to take on linemen in the run game and consistently ends up on the ground. Plays too high into blocks and just doesn't exhibit the kind of leverage needed to anchor with any kind of consistency vs. the inside run.
Impression: Has a decent feel when asked to read and diagnose at the line of scrimmage, but simply doesn't have the athleticism or power to consistently win in any area of the game in the NFL."
Positive: Explosive pursuit linebacker who plays much faster than his 40 time. Plays with a large degree of quickness, displays a burst and is very effective in pursuit. Makes plays in space, smooth turning his hips in coverage, and very competitive.
Negative: Has average instincts, over pursues the action, and takes himself from plays. Gets caught up the trash moving laterally and cannot get off blocks.
Analysis: Lowery has been a productive college linebacker the past two seasons yet his poor size/speed numbers will leave him out of the draft's seven rounds. He will have an opportunity to make it as a sixth or seventh linebacker if he proves his worth on special teams this summer."