Defensive line coach Rodney Garner had some interesting things to say during a Monday night interview with UGASports. Does he want to sit down with whomever Georgia's new defensive coordinator will be? Check inside to find out what he has to say.[details]
A thick, squatty interior lineman who showcases good power in his lower half and has the ability to sit into his stance and anchor on contact, Owens possesses a strong lower half and plays with natural leverage on contact. He consistently is able to overwhelm defenders and drive his way into the backfield but lacks the length and body control to break down on contact. He's more of a straight-line player who exhibits a good initial step for his size. Owens has the ability to cross the face of opposing linemen, but he struggles to extend his arms and control blockers on contact. He displays a powerful initial punch and will work a variety of pass-rush moves off the snap (arm-over and rip), but once he gets his momentum going up field, he struggles to disengage from contact. He plays with a good motor and works hard in pursuit but lacks ideal balance and ends up on the ground too often. He has a tendency to wear down easily at times and will get high out of his stance when asked to play through. But he's a good straight-line athlete who exhibits natural lower body strength and can be stout inside. He's a guy who's never going to consistently make plays on the ball but has the power to make those around him better as a rotational lineman.