Name: Wesley Bowers
School: Bowie State University
Position: LB

Height: 6’0”
Weight: 226

What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

The goals I set and accomplished for my final collegiate season was to assert myself as a leader on a dominant defense, show my skill and versatility in the pass and run game and the main goal which was to win a championship.

Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?

I feel that this year gave me the perfect opportunity to show how well rounded of a player I am. I was able to show that I can play fast Sideline to sideline. That I can come downhill in the run game. And also be effective and disruptive in the passing game with getting after the Quarterback or dropping into coverage. And something I did more this year than maybe before was being able to show my man to man ability, which allowed me to showcase my agility, hip mobility, footwork and flexibility. And also be heavily involved in the special teams.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

I believe my coaches and teammates would say I am “the first to practice, the last leave” type of guy. A player that’s truly dedicated to the success of the program and gives his all through hard work, consistency and the desire to be great and always learn. A leader who leads vocally and by example on and off the field. A very dependable person who will always be there when you need a play to be made or some wisdom off the field.

Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?

The things I focus on to give me an advantage on the field are tendencies from a formation standpoint and also alignment of players given a certain play type, there “go-to” players, situational football based off down and distance and game time phases such as 2 minute or down by 6 in the fourth and they need to score. Studying the details in the film and trying to really understand the play callers mind and understand the players and their style of play.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

The main factor that separates me from other prospects is my attention to details, and my ability to learn and adapt quickly. Taking information from the classroom, film studying and meetings to the field and applying corrections and notes asap. And also my agility and flexibility is another factor, the ability to bend corners, duck under blocks but also be physical when needed.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

I will be and am training with the Best trainers on the East Coast. I am with Team ETC trained by Coach Tobe and Coach Reggie. Working out of PG County, Maryland.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

What I bring to an organization is a team player, a player that will play whatever role and part the team needs for success. A leader on the field, off the field, and in the locker room. A brother that his teammates will feel comfortable being around and playing alongside. And an attitude built on hard work, respect and love, and also a positive energy that is infectious that will have an effect on anybody from the owner, the GM, the coach all the way to the people who keep the facility running.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?

I would tell them I am not only a player you want but I am a player you need. I can change an organization for the better and make a good organization great . I am hardworking, dependable, respectful, dedicated and ready to contribute as soon as I step foot on the grounds.