Jacob Cowing NFL Draft

Jacob Cowing

  • WR Arizona
  • Junior
  • #254
  • 5'11"
  • 170lbs
  • Prospect
  • Pac-12

Prospect Summary

Jacob Cowing 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report


  • Led UTEP in receiving in all three seasons there
  • First-Team All-Conference-USA (2021)


  • Scheme tendencies: Spread
  • 2022 projected role: Starting WR

Pros: Jacob Cowing was very productive as UTEP’s leading receiver. He hit or eclipsed the 100-yard mark in eight out of his 12 contests. Cowing understands leveraging and how to locate free terrain. You couldn’t tell Cowing that he is a smaller receiver. He is competitive at the catch point and will elevate and attack the football at its highest point. He sells his vertical routes nicely and forces DBs to stay on top of the stem, opening access for underneath routes. He manipulates his defender by alternating his route tempo and speeds. He’s a smooth route-runner that can generate natural separation. There’s potential as a chain-mover due to his run-after-catch ability—he averaged seven yards after the catch last season.

Cons: Blocking will never be an A-trait for Jacob Cowing due to his size. He is not an ideal option to align on the playside. He is not overly explosive or dynamic, even as a smaller receiver. I believe this combined with his limited size will force him into a slot-heavy role at the next level. He terrorized lesser competition compared to what he will face in the Pac-12. There were limited reps against press alignment to gauge the fullness of his release package.

Jacob Cowing NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson