Name: Chris Owusu
HT: 6′ 2” WT: 200
Acquired: Signed as free agent on September 29th 2014
Chris Owusu is a speedy wide receiver who was plagued by a long list of injuries during his college career that included three concussions in a 13 month span while playing for Jim Harbaugh at Stanford University.
Owusu totaled just 35 collegiate games as a result of a torn MCL and a hand injury to go along with his concussions, but was a productive player when called upon.
As a sophomore, Owusu hauled in a career-high 37 catches for 682 yards, an impressive average of 18.4 yards per catch and five touchdowns but saw his playing time and production dip significantly as the injuries mounted.
For a few NFL teams, the concussion history made Owusu a high-risk prospect and he was taken off of some draft boards. The 6′ 2” receiver would eventually go undrafted despite an impressive showing at the combine in which he ran a 4.36 forty.
Owusu has spent just over two seasons with the Buccaneers in Tampa bay before being let go and catching on with the Jets. While with the Bucs, Owusu’s playing time was limited to 17 games which resulted in 16 receptions for 158 yds and a touchdown.
His experience as a kick returner could boost his chances of making the Jets roster in 2015 as he battles with a slew of other hopefuls in training camp.