General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team was targeting cornerback in the third round from the begining of the draft and got the man they wanted in Owens.
He, too, will add “speed and urgency” to the defense.
He started 37 straight games to close out his career, allowing just one touchdown in that span. His 13 career interceptions rank fourth in school history.
He didn’t get many chances at San Jose State last season because teams opted not to throw his direction.
“Chris adds a lot of speed to our defense,” added Dimitroff. “He flies around with a lot of urgency. This guy is productive. He’s productive in the run game and the pass game.
“Speed right now is our desire… That means being around the ball all the time. In our mind, when you’re fast you’re going to be around the football as long as you have the desire to do so.”
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