Chris Owusu NFL Draft Profile

Chris Owusu NFL Draft Profile

Chris Owusu, Senior, Wide Receiver, Stanford



Former Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh really moved the program forward. When he took over in 2007, the Cardinal were coming off of a 1-11 season. While players like Toby Gerhart and Andrew Luck have garnered most of the national attention, and rightfully so, it has been players like Chris Owusu who have really made a big difference. This was not just a team with a superstar or two. It was a deep team and the development of players like Owusu cannot be overlooked.

Owusu made his biggest contributions early in his collegiate career as a kickoff returner. As a sophomore in 2009, Owusu averaged a very impressive 31.5 yards per kickoff return and returned three for scores. The 6-2 receiver even was pretty active on offense. The Cardinal did not pass too much in 2009, but Owusu was second on the team in receptions with 37 and led the squad with five touchdown receptions. Owusu struggled with injuries in 2010 and just when Stanford was passing a lot, Owusu was not a major option. He only caught 25 passes. With the return of Luck in 2011, Owusu is putting up much better numbers.

Final Projection:

Owusu is flying under the radar a little bit. He has nice size and is deceptively fast and is the top target for a Heisman hopeful quarterback. His biggest issue heading into the 2011 season was his health and consistency. Prior to his senior season he really only had one productive year under his belt. His senior season is starting out strong and if he can continue to put up solid numbers, Owusu will not be under the radar for long.

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