Final Evaluation: Robert Bowers

National Signing Day is here and Spartan Digest gives our final evaluations on the members of the 2014 Michigan State recruiting class. This is not a star ranking, but a look at a prospects overall physical ability and on field ability.

The secret to the success Michigan State has enjoyed since Mark Dantonio took over the Spartans football programs has been finding athletes who fit their style of play and by developing players who have yet to reach their full potential.

In our final evaluation series, we look at more than just highlight film as we evaluate athletic ability and future potential.

We work on a 1-to-5 scale in each area with five being the highest grade a prospect can receive.

SPARTAN DIGEST GRADING SCALE

Prospect needs major work in area: = 1
Prospect rough on the edges in area: = 2
Prospect is where he should be in area: = 3
Prospect shows major promise in area: = 4
Prospect is above average in area: = 5

HEIGHT, WEIGHT & SPEED

Robert Bowers has the height all college coaching staffs want to see from a future defensive end. Weight is where the work will be needed as Bowers has missed time recovering from a shoulder surgery that made him miss his senior season. Speed is solid but can be improved once in the Spartans conditioning program. Grade: 2

QUICKNESS, AGILITY & BALANCE

What sold the Spartans was Bowers quickness off the line to go with the balance and agility to cause problems for offensive linemen off the edge. Grade: 4

STRENGTH, EXPLOSION & BODY FLEXIBILTY

Strength will be the area of work but Bowers brings great flexibility and is explosive off the line while still being able to get through the junk in front of him. Grade: 4

ON FIELD FUTURE PROJECTIONS

The sky is the limit for Bowers as he gets bigger physically during his Spartan career. With his long and rangy body, Bowers plays with a high motor and is able to come off the edge fast while still being able to find the ball. Grade: 4


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