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It seems like just yesterday Eric Rowe had been a young safety out of Spring, TX, who stepped on campus ready to start. The freshman All-American and four year starter eventually made his way over to being a cornerback. Like Keith McGill and Eric Weddle previously, this move seems to be what scouts like.

Many predict he will find his name being called on the first day in the first round. It may be that teams look at the defensive system Utah plays, and the number of defensive backs in the league that are former Utes. Mostly, teams seem to be excited about Rowe's versatility in playing positions all over the defensive backfield. It also doesn't hurt that Rowe had an amazing NFL Combine, where he was one of the best performers at his position group. At 6-foot 1-inch, and 205 pounds, the ability of a corner at his size and weight to run a 4.4 40 made scouts drool, and really put himself on the NFL radar. So where might he land, when he hears his name called later this week?

The Philadelphia Eagles seem very interested, and head coach Chip Kelly made a visit to Utah's Pro Day, maybe to get a first hand look at Rowe. The Steelers lost Troy Polamalu after the man with amazing hair called it a career, and that makes some think Rowe might begin his NFL career at safety, and he'd get a shot in Pittsburgh. Ultimately, he might fall to the bottom of the first round, and find himself being drafted by the Patriots.

Bill Belichick loves versatile players, and that is defiantly what Rowe is having extensive experience at both safety and corner. With New England losing a couple corners in the off-season, namely Darrelle Revis, they would be looking to fill up some depth in the secondary. Rowe might not start from day one, but going to New England would be a great opportunity to learn from championship teammates, former Ute Sealver Silinga, and have a good opportunity to see the field. It might be a shot to Rowe's ego to fall to the bottom of the first round, but falling to the Super Bowl champions might not be so bad for Rowe.