The Book on Packers’ Fourth-Round Pick Dean Lowry
The defense-heavy draft continued for the Green Bay Packers, as they used their second fourth-round selection on Northwestern defensive end Dean Lowry.
Lowry is a classic 3-4 defensive end at 6-6, 296. He’s been described as — you’ll love this — a lunchpail player.
Does anyone want to throw out a high-motor cliche here?
As a senior, Lowry had 46 tackles, 13.5 for loss, and three sacks. While he is known as a guy who plays hard, Lowry just doesn’t have the tools to be a great pass rusher. He doesn’t possess a repertoire of moves, gets stood up easily and has what are considered short arms, which don’t help his situation.
We’re probably looking at a backup or rotational guy here.
However, the Packers most certainly can use some bodies at defensive end. The majority of guys in the team’s defensive line group were made to play the interior, but play the end out of necessity. At least Lowry is a legitimate end.
Interestingly, no one really seems to have pegged Lowry as a fourth-round pick. From what we’ve seen, Lowry was rated as a late-round pick, so the Packers maybe reached quite a bit here.