Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 1/19/10: #2 rJunior OLB, Projected Rd: 1-2 for the 2011 NFL Draft
2008: 13 GP; 10 GS; 61 Sol-106 TT, 16.5 TFL, 4 SK, 1 INT, 5 PBU, 1 FR, 2 FF; First team All-Big Ten. Suspended during spring 2008 after arrest for an on-campus fight...2007: 9 GP; 0 GS; 4 Sol-16 TT, 2.5 TFL, 1 SK, 1 PBU, 1 FR, 1 FF, 1 BLK; In his first season on the field, Bowman played in nine contests, missing the Iowa and Wisconsin games due to a sprained ankle suffered in the contest at Illinois. He recorded 16 tackles, including 2.5 for a loss, with one sack, one forced fumble, a fumble recovery, a blocked kick and a pass breakup. Bowman made a strong debut, forcing and recovering a fumble, partially blocking a punt and making two solo tackles in the 59-0 season-opening win over Florida International. He registered his first career sack against Ohio State, taking down the Buckeyes' Todd Boeckman for a six-yard loss. Bowman made a season-high three tackles each in the games with Buffalo and Ohio State, with two stops each against Florida International, Notre Dame and Purdue. He saw action on 307 snaps on defense and special teams, led by 59 plays at Michigan...2006: Redshirt season.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the 49ers' picks: Round 3/91 -- Navorro Bowman, ILB, 6-0, 242, Penn State: The 49ers expect Bowman to be a backup at inside linebacker. He appears best-suited to be a backup to Patrick Willis in the middle. He should be a core special-teams player. - by The Sports Xchange