2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about RICO DOWDLE: South Carolina, 5113 214 4.54. Started games all four years, Asheville, SC. Led the Gamecocks in rushing in both 2016 and 2018. Dowdle missed games all four seasons with a variety of lower body injuries. Is a hardnosed runner who doesn’t waste any time or space as he approaches the line. Makes his decision and runs with a great forward lean and will bring the heat. His durability issues and lack of top-end playmaking potential will likely keep him from ever being a feature back, but he can fill the back end of a depth chart and provide solid special teams. Has the pro body already. Thick legs from the bottom on up. Sticks his foot in the ground with a low pad level and will burst upfield. Doesn’t waste any time or space when he is making his reads and cuts. Presses the hole and will run decisive and aggressive. Brings heavy contact to potential tacklers. Plenty of yards after contact, will compete for every inch. Effort and intensity switch is always on. Has already been through the ringer when it comes to lower body injuries. Not a smooth pass catcher, doesn’t bring in balls naturally that are thrown away from his body. Top end speed is limited. Needs to do a better job sustaining blocks. 2019 stats: 498 yds, 4.7 ypc, 4 TD, 22 rec, 167 yds, 7.6 ypr, 0 TD. OSR:12/33. Fourth/fifth round. (A-31 3/8, H-9, BP-DNP, SS-DNP).