2015 Premium Prospect Board

The Premium Prospect Board is a look at the members of the Class of 2015 who offer the most immediate impact and early value potential to the college football teams they are committed to or are considering.

Criteria for prospects are based on:

  • Overall value at that specific position

  • Best available at that position

  • Specific value at that position for committed team or final-interest schools

  • Readiness in terms of physical attributes and mental makeup

  • Readiness in terms of refined skill set and technique

  • College-impact-ready talent

  • Under-the-radar talent who could have an immediate impact


Byron Cowart

Seffner, Florida/Armwood
ESPN 300: 2
Previous rank: 1

Analysis: Cowart turned the spring and summer combine/camp period into his own personal highlight reel and followed that with a dominant senior season. He has been a menace in the backfield. Looking at his disruptive run-stopping and pass-rushing skills and overall physical tools, which are highly advanced, he could challenge for an every-down role as a college freshman. We see him as more than just a designated pass-rusher. If he is used as a package player, he could be deployed much in the same way Carl Lawson was for Auburn in 2013.