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NFL Draft 2012: Chris Owusu Provides Late Round Receiver Option

Chris Owusu has had a rough hand dealt to him in his college football career. You would think the primary receiver for Andrew Luck would have a high draft stock, but instead concussions have taken their toll on the talented Stanford wideout. So instead of prepping to hear his name called early in the 2012 NFL Draft, he's hoping at least one team will take a flier on him at all.

"As far as was Chris Owusu is concerned, I root for this kid," said NFL Draft analyst Mike Mayock. "He's a good kid with production and a lot of explosion, given his natural skill set. I think with his history of concussion and where the NFL is today with safety, especially regarding the concussion issue, I think it's going to be very difficult for him to be drafted."

Owusu is a 6-2, 200 lb. receiver who suffered his third concussion this last season. He was still medically cleared to play after that, so it's hard to tell if he will be drafted at all or whether some team could sneak him up their draft board knowing he could provide value with the added risk of injury. He could make a solid pick for the Chiefs who have two choices in round seven. Adding another receiver as well as a special teams player would definitely help on multiple levels.