Even if Lowry were to play as the 3-technique,Rolando McClain Jersey the prospects don’t get much brighter. When the pool is expanded to the top 30 interior defenders (not just 3-4 DEs),Olivier Vernon Jersey the average drops to a still lofty 33.58 inches.Richard Rodgers Jersey
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So despite the relatively high draft choice that Ted Thompson used on him,James Harrison Jersey Lowry is facing an uphill battle to overcome his physical deficiencies.
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There’s a lot more defensive linemen in the NFL than the top 30 that I researched. And there’s undoubtedly ways to mitigate this disadvantage through pad level,DeMarcus Ware Jersey technique, and hustle. But there’s no denying that Lowry’s disproportionately short arms are going to present a sizeable obstacle for him as he transitions to the NFL.