North Alabama - Lions
Marcus Dowtin - #38 - ILB
|Hometown:||Upper Marlboro, MD|
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/08/2012 North Alabama Pro Day||6-2||230||9 3/8||31 3/4||77 1/2||4.58||18||10'2"||38||4.44||6.89|
|01/16/2012 Battle of Florida||6-2 1/4||230||9 3/8||32||77 3/4|
|03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day||6-1||225||4.65|
Played linebacker and running back as a Maryland prep. Attended Fort Union (Va.) Military Academy in 2007. Saw action in all 13 games at Georgia in ’08 as a backup linebacker, recording 17 tackles, no tackles for loss and no sacks with one forced fumble. Posted 57-7-2 with one pass breakup in 11 contests in ’09, making three starts at middle linebacker and one at “Will” linebacker. Missed the Tennessee and Vanderbilt games after tearing ligaments in his left ring finger and requiring surgery. Missed time in preseason camp in ’10 after being scraped up in a motor scooter accident. Played in 11 games with two starts at ILB (Kentucky and Florida) and registered 57-4 1⁄2-1 1⁄2 with one pass breakup and one interception. Missed the Arkansas game (shoulder stinger) and the Liberty Bowl vs. UCF (coach’s decision). Was charged with second-degree assault for hitting a man and knocking him unconscious in a group altercation in May 2010, and the charge was resolved before a court hearing in December. The Georgia coaches didn’t find out about the charges until January ’11, and Dowtin was released from his scholarship. Transferred to North Alabama, where he led the team in tackles, recording 115-9-4 with three pass breakups, one interception and four forced fumbles in 12 starts at middle linebacker.Positives:
Has a lean, cut-up physique. Highly athletic — quiet, safety-like movement skills. Good balance and body control. Quick-handed, quick-footed and agile to slip blocks. Flows laterally and ranges sideline-to-sideline. Closes fast. Fills the hole with authority. Shows striking ability. Drops effortlessly into zone and can intercept. Was used as a pass rusher and can get home as a blitzer. Productive. MVP of Battle of Florida all-star game.Negatives:
Small-framed and lacks ideal bulk. Can be covered up by larger blockers. Overruns some plays. Occasionally tackles high — will lasso or grab more than he should instead of driving through ballcarriers. Was athletically superior as a Division II player. Character needs to be looked into.Summary:
A legit SEC athlete, Dowtin stuffed the stat sheet in his only season at North Alabama. Has intriguing physical ability and versatility to play multiple spots in a fast-flowing, 4-3 front, as well as handle nickel linebacker duties and excel on special teams if he falls in line.
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