BYU DE Graham Rowley has been invited to tryout with the Green Bay Packers during their mini-camp according to Jay Drew of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Rowley has played an important role on the Cougars' defensive line for several years. Rowley played in 47 games throughout his college career piling up 59 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, five quarterback hits, four sacks, two pass breakups, and a forced fumble. He was also named to the Phil Steele's Preseason All-Independent Second Team.
At 6-foot-3, 277 pounds Rowley has the size to play at the next level. While Rowley doesn't have the agility of his teammate, Bronson Kaufusi who was taken in the third round of this year's draft, he still has explosive athleticism for a man of his size (his 40-yard dash and vertical jump were actually better than Kaufusi). Rowley's ability to two-gap gives him the versatility to play defensive tackle in addition to his primary defensive end spot.
Here are Rowley's NFL Combine results:
- 40-yard dash - 4.81 seconds
- 225 bench - 27 reps
- Vertical jump - 31.5 inches
- Broad jump - 9 feet 3 inches
- 20-yard shuttle - 4.44 seconds
- 3-cone drill - 7.34 seconds