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2023 NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Isaiah Bowser, RB, Central Florida

Isaiah Bowser, RB, Central Florida
Isaiah Bowser the standout running back from Central Florida is a player to keep an eye on. Hula Bowl scout Ryan Jaffe breaks down the UCF Knights star back.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Isaiah Bowser, #5
School (Code)FLCE
DOB, Class Yr7/14/1999, 5th Year
Height, Weight6000, 223
40 Yd Dash4.60
Arms, Hands3112, 0900
Position/DepthRB / #1
Honors/Captainship2022 Team Captain
2018 247Sports Freshman All-American
Season Viewed (yr)2022, 2021
Games WatchedFLBC, OHCI, FLUN
Scout Name / DateRyan Jaffe / 10/17/2022

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

20226 GP, 89 ATT, 315 YDS, 9 TD, 6 REC 106 YDS
20218 GP, 159 ATT, 703 YDS, 9 TD, 8 REC, 75 YDS
20207 GP, 78 ATT, 230 YDS, 1 TD, 8 REC, 52 YDS, 1 TD
20195 GP, 59 ATT, 204 YDS, 7 REC, 24 YDS
201811 GP, 197 ATT, 866 YDS, 6 TD, 7 REC, 77 YDS

Player Summary:

RB, Starter, 5th year senior who transferred from ILNW prior to the 2021 season. Bulky frame with strong legs, and a thick upper body along with broadened shoulders. Solid athlete who puts his best work on film while running in between the tackles on I/Z, counters, and trap plays. Marginal ability running outside the tackles due to a lack of COD, foot speed, and burst/acceleration. Good patience and vision allow his offensive line to set up blocks to which he then uses good lateral quickness to make quick decisive cuts in and out of closing holes. Stays square to the LOS from the point he gets the handoff through to hitting the hole strong. Keeps a good pad level as he runs hard and powerful lowering his shoulder. Good balance keeps him from losing his feet while playing with good strength and bouncing off of tacklers. Displays good competitive toughness by fighting for extra yards and constantly falling forward. Good lateral quickness leads him to make people miss between the tackles at the 1st level. Struggles to make LBs miss at the second level due to stiff hips and a lack of twitch. Average long speed as he struggles to hit the home run and can get caught from behind. In the passing game, he is a good physical blocker who will sacrifice his body against oncoming rushers. Displays good instincts and can identify the blitz. Below-average as a receiver out of the backfield due to marginal route running ability and average hands. Lack of speed takes him too long to get out of the backfield and become a threat as a receiver.

Scheme Fit

RB in I/Z heavy offense due to his good vision and quick decisive cuts in between the tackles.

Power Statement

Powerful RB who has quick feet and who can use good vision to run hard between the tackles on 1st and 2nd down. Good in pass protection, however, not a receiving threat out of the backfield. Very productive ball carrier in the low red and on short-yardage situations that can help a team win on crucial downs.

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