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Chris Owusu

Chris Owusu - #81 - WR-KR

Height: 6-0 1/8
Weight: 196
Speed: 4.34
Arm: 31 3/4
Hand: 8 1/2
Wingspan: 73 3/4
Birthdate: 01/06/1990
Hometown: Westlake Village, CA
Grade: 5.12


Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/22/2012 Stanford Pro Day 5-11 3/4 196 8 3/8 31 3/4 71 5/8
02/29/2012 Combine 6-0 1/8 196 8 1/2 31 3/4 73 3/4 4.33 19 10'9" 40 1/2 4.12 11.22 6.88
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-11 3/4 195 4.50



Also played basketball and was an all-state sprinter at Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian. Missed half his senior season with a knee injury. As a true freshman in 2008, tore his right MCL during fall camp and was limited to five games — recorded five receptions for 80 yards (16-yard average) and zero touchdowns with 14 kickoff returns for 326 yards (23.3-yard average) and zero touchdowns. Started 9-of-13 games in ’09 and caught 37-682-5 (18.4) with 12 rushes for 66 yards (5.5) and zero touchdowns. Set the school record for single-season kickoff-return yards with 37-1,167-3 (31.5). Injuries limited him to three starts in seven contests in ’10, when he managed 25-396-3 (15.8) receiving, 2-32-0 (16.0) rushing and 19-462-0 (24.3) on kickoff returns. Missed four games because of a knee injury, sat out against Washington State (hand) and sustained a concussion against Oregon. In ’11, he contributed 35-376-2 (10.7) receiving, 2-78-0 (39.0) rushing and 8-177-0 (22.1) on kickoff returns in 10 games (seven starts) in another injury shortened season. Was knocked out of three games — Washington State (concussion), USC (shoulder) and Oregon State (third concussion in 13 months). Was active for senior day against Notre Dame and made a cameo appearance but did not see any contact action after the Oregon State game. Has five career fumbles.


Looks the part with good size and a muscular build. Explosive athlete — has rare timed speed, a 401⁄2-inch vertical leap and a 10-foot, 9-inch broad jump. Moves fluidly. Functionally strong to work off the jam. Accelerates off the line and sells his routes — understands how to separate. Good balance and body control. Uncovers in zone windows. Dependable hands. Cradles low throws. Strong after the catch. Plays hard and goes in traffic areas. Aggressive blocker. Impact kickoff return ability. Sparkling character — well-respected, intelligent and coachable. 


Small hands. Durability is a limiting factor — has an extensive injury history, including multiple concussions. Injuries have impeded weight-room progression. Does not always play to timed speed. Shows some tightness in his hips. Straight-linish after the catch — lacks wiggle and twitch to elude tacklers. Could stand to sustain and finish better as a blocker.


Well-built, athletic, competitive, mentally tough “Z” receiver and kickoff returner who flashes playmaking ability when healthy but has been physically battered. Long-term durability could affect draft standing and potentially cut short pro career. Longevity issues are the biggest concern.  

Chris Owusu's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
7.01-9.00Top 10

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