Stanford Cardinal Wide receiver Francis Owusu did not get selected in the 2017 NFL Draft but according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Miami Dolphins have signed him as a UDFA.
In 2015 it was everywhere, plastered over the 2015 season highlight reels. Owusu’s jaw dropping catch was everywhere, plucking the ball with his fingertips to pin against the defenders back and forcing the audience to think back on the Jon Baldwin catch against the Denver Broncos.
But that was the only touchdown he roped in for the 2015 season, with a mere 175 yards. He followed it up with 113 yards and a touchdown last season.
Owusu has amazing hands in 50/50 ball situations and at his pro day ran a 4.35 40 yard dash, along with posting a 39 inch vertical. He has all the burst for Miami Dolphins but could have the label Mike Wallace had, as a one trick pony.
He has a lot boom or blanket possibility. He could have some game changing plays, however, he will disappear for games. And with only eight catches last season, he does not have a lot of routes outside of a vertical.
When drafting Owusu, he is a classic stash and grab. He has some tremendous upside, and his raw talent is undeniable. But he has a lot of things to work on, most notably expanding his route tree. He actually can be a special player, especially when he is going out and making those big plays. But he needs to become crisp in the rest of his game. The Dolphins need to develop him before he can turn into a star.