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2015 NFL DRAFT

Chris Owusu, WR

School: Stanford  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Westlake Village, CA
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 196 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
265357-FA
Latest News
04/18/2012 - Stanford tight end Coby Fleener, a likely first-round selection in next week's NFL draft, attended the 49ers' local pro day on Wednesday. Fleener met with 49ers coaches but did not participate in any of the drills. Fleener is a possibility for the 49ers to select with the No. 30 overall pick. Fleener caught 34 passes for 667 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior. Stanford wide receiver Chris Owusu, who did not return to action after an early-November concussion, was also in attendance Wednesday but did not take part in drills. Owusu received full medical clearance after the season. He ran blistering 40 times from 4.31 to 4.36 seconds at NFL scouting combine in February. - Matt Maiocco, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

04/06/2012 - The Ravens' scouting system, envied around the league, has remained remarkably consistent under General Manager Ozzie Newsome. There have been a few tweaks along the way to adapt to technology and the times, but the organization still doesn't belong to the two main national scouting services, and still does put the onus on their own area scouts to do the bulk of the heavy lifting. "We still have our area scouts responsible for every player that's being drafted in their area. So, a lot of that has not changed," Newsome said Wednesday at the team's annual draft luncheon. "There's a lot more information, but I think there's a lot more misinformation, and our scouts are responsible for getting as good information as they can for us and bringing it back to this group here so that we can make decisions. We would much prefer our scouts talking to strength coaches, secretaries at the school and people like that then living off the Internet." One area, however, that the Ravens, like the rest of the sports world, are now paying particular attention to are past head injuries. The Ravens' scouting reports on draft prospects now include mention of how many concussions a player sustained in college. "That information is out there," Newsome said. "As far as what we do, and most teams do, is once we get guys here, we'll get a baseline test done with those players, so that if a concussion occurs, then we have something that we can refer back to. But, it is something now that throughout the league - and in all professional sports and on the collegiate level - that everybody is spending more time looking at." - Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun

03/22/2012 - Stanford Pro Day: Having turned in one of the Combine's most impressive all-around workouts at any position, Owusu elected not to participate in timed events Thursday but he starred during receiver drills. Owusu, who was clocked at 4.36 seconds in the 40-yard dash in Indianapolis, showed that his explosiveness translated nicely onto the field Thursday, running sharp routes, showing generally reliable hands and providing the speedy target on the outside to help Luck alleviate any concerns about his arm strength or touch on the deep ball. Scouts know Owusu well. He had been graded as a possible top 100 prospect heading into his senior season before concussions cut his 2011 campaign short. If teams are willing to pass him medically, there is no question he has the talent to help a club as an outside vertical threat and kick returner. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

02/29/2012 - 2012 NFL COMBINE RISERS: Chris Owusu, WR, Stanford: The most important tests at the Combine for Owusu were of the medical variety after his collegiate career was cut short by a series of frightening concussions. NFL teams won't get these results for a few weeks, but you can be sure they'll be checking them closely after the Stanford product proved among the fastest (4.36 seconds) and most explosive (40.5-inch vertical jump) of all the receivers tested. - Rob Rang/NFLDraftScout & Derek Harper/The Sports Xchange

02/16/2012 - Stanford wide receiver Chris Owusu, who has sustained concussions in each of the last two seasons, and who missed the final four games of 2011 as a result, has been cleared by doctors to participate in the combine. Owusu had 37 receptions in 2009, and has never reached that total again, although he registered 35 catches in '11 before his injury, and is regarded as a mid-round projection. Notable is that Owusu, who is expected to run well at the combine, averaged 18.4 yards per reception in 2009, but saw his average drop in both 2010 (15.8 yards) and 2011 (10.7 yards), in part because of the concussions. A few scouts noted that Owusu became more of a possession-type receiver this season, and wonder if the concussions might have played a role in that. - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange

12/17/2011 - Chris Owusu's college football career is likely over. Whether he ever plays football again is still to be determined. Stanford coach David Shaw said Friday night that the senior wide receiver will "probably not" play in the Fiesta Bowl for the fourth-ranked Cardinal against No. 3 Oklahoma State on Jan. 2, adding, "it's not going to happen, it's not going to happen." Owusu sustained at least three concussions in a 13-month span and absorbed several other blows from defenders this year. He didn't see active duty in the final three games after leaving Oregon State in an ambulance Nov. 5, dressing for the season finale against Notre Dame and entering for the final play when Stanford downed the ball in the final seconds to cap a 28-14 victory. Also a speedy kick returner, Owusu had high hopes coming into this season. He was expected to be one of Andrew Luck's top targets and was a projected middle- to-late-round NFL draft pick. Owusu finished his senior season with 35 catches for 376 yards and two touchdowns. He was limited to seven games his junior due to various injuries - including at least one concussion. The receiver also was hit hard in the head by Southern California safety T.J. McDonald on Oct. 29. The Pac-12 suspended McDonald for one half of USC's next game for the hit. Owusu first became concussed this season in what Shaw has described as a "minor concussion" in a win at Washington State in mid-October. Through all the injuries, once cleared to play, Owusu had always come back. - AP Sports

11/05/2011 - Stanford receiver Chris Owusu was taken from Reser Stadium by ambulance on Saturday after a helmet-to-helmet hit by Oregon State's Jordan Poyer. Owusu, who was also hit hard last weekend in No. 4 Stanford's triple-overtime victory over USC, was prone on the field for several minutes after the hit midway through the second quarter. He gave a thumbs-up after he was loaded on to a stretcher and placed into the ambulance. Stanford reported that Owusu had a concussion but was conscious and had a full range of motion in his extremities. He was taken to the hospital for X-rays, but later returned and was in the locker room with his teammates after the game. "It's scary, especially when it happens to a guy it's happened to before," said Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. Poyer hit Owusu on the run after he caught a pass from Luck. The hit knocked the ball out of Owusu's hands, and Poyer scooped it up and ran into the end zone. Poyer was charged with a personal foul and the touchdown was called back. Poyer said he thought the hit was shoulder to helmet, but understood by the call was made. - AP Sports

09/09/2011 - Stanford has won nine games in a row dating back to last season, and that's the school's longest winning streak since it started the 1951 season 9-0. If it beats Duke to make it 10 straight, it will the Cardinal's longest winning streak since it won 13 in a row after starting 2-0 in 1941. WR Chris Owusu had a 59-yard kickoff return in the opener, giving him seven kick returns of more than 50 yards. - The Sports Xchange

09/09/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR Chris Owusu - His showing in the opener, when had seven catches as well as a 59-yard kickoff return, suggests he may be the big-play performer he was two years ago, before missing much of last season with injuries. - The Sports Xchange

09/03/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR Chris Owusu - His 2010 season was ruined by a series of injuries, but he was a key element of the Cardinal attack in 2009, and he provides the big-play threat the Cardinal needs not only as a receiver but as a kick-returner. - The Sports Xchange

08/10/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON PAUL HORNUNG AWARD WATCH LIST: Chris Owusu, Stanford, has been named one of 50 players selected to the Paul Hornung Award Watchlist for the 2011 college football season, given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend Paul Hornung. In three seasons as a Cardinal wide receiver and kickoff return specialist, Owusu has 67 career receptions for 1,158 yards and eight receiving touchdowns. In 70 career kickoff returns, Owusu is averaging 27.9 yards per catch, including three touchdown runs during the 2009 season for touchdowns. His electrifying runs his sophomore season included 94 and 91 yard runs for touchdowns against San Jose State and Washington. He returned one kickoff for 88 yards against USC in 2010. He have five kickoff returns of 75 yards or greater. - Stanford football

06/04/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: WR Chris Owusu - Assorted injuries ruined Owusu's junior season after a standout sophomore campaign, and with Doug Baldwin and Ryan Whalen both gone, Owusu will be Andrew Luck's main target. - The Sports Xchange

06/04/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: WR Chris Owusu - Assorted injuries ruined Owusu's junior season after a standout sophomore campaign, and with Doug Baldwin and Ryan Whalen both gone, Owusu will be Andrew Luck's main target. - The Sports Xchange

 
Latest News
04/18/2012 - Stanford tight end Coby Fleener, a likely first-round selection in next week's NFL draft, attended the 49ers' local pro day on Wednesday. Fleener met with 49ers coaches but did not participate in any of the drills. Fleener is a possibility for the 49ers to select with the No. 30 overall pick. Fleener caught 34 passes for 667 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior. Stanford wide receiver Chris Owusu, who did not return to action after an early-November concussion, was also in attendance Wednesday but did not take part in drills. Owusu received full medical clearance after the season. He ran blistering 40 times from 4.31 to 4.36 seconds at NFL scouting combine in February. - Matt Maiocco, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

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