Bowman began his career at the University of North Carolina before transferring to Oklahoma St. In 18 games as a Tar Heel, he had 28 catches for 510 yards and five touchdowns before deciding to move on. In his first season with the Cowboys, he earned 1st Team Big 12 honors after hauling in 60 passes for 1,181 yards and 12 touchdowns. Bowman had his senior season cut short after injuring his knee in the 10th game of the season. Before the injured, Bowman hauled in 61 passes for 932 yards and seven touchdowns.
Bowman is a big target, that also brings big play ability to the field. He has an excellent frame, with the height to tower over corners, and the bulk to take a hit and hold on to the football. Bowman shows the willingness to cross the middle of the field and make plays in traffic. His athleticism coupled with his size is impressive, and it allows him to go up and get the football even if he is tightly covered. He should become a solid red zone target because of his height and body control.
Blazing speed is the only physical trait Bowman lacks. For a physical, intermediate threat that is not a major negative but you still want to see him be able to get down the field at times.
Adarius Bowman was a big get for the Tar Heels, but after a year and a half he realized he needed to change his location to maximize his talent. He found the right place, as he has flourished at Oklahoma St. He has the potential to be an excellent intermediate and red zone option in the NFL. Bowman has had his struggles in the post season, and may be on the decline in terms of draft stock. He ran a poor 40 and has lacked explosion in drills.