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WATCH: Texas Tech's Tyler Owens Records 2nd-Best Broad Jump in NFL Combine History

Texas Tech safety Tyler Owens has made headlines for multiple reasons during the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. On Thursday, Owens said he didn't believe in space. On Friday, he posted the second-best broad jump number in Combine history.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Tyler Owens has had arguably the most interesting week of any prospect at the 2024 NFL Combine. The former Texas Tech safety started his time in Indianapolis by saying he didn't believe in space. He finished it by posting the second-best score in the broad jump in the event's history.

Owens met with reporters on Thursday and was asked a unique question about things he doesn't believe in. That's when the defensive back made the comment about outer space.

"I don't believe in space," Owens said. He the continued to say, "I think we're in a dome right now." 

Below is the clip of Owens talking about it. He did acknowledge that space, "Could be real."

At the NFL Combine, you hear all sorts of answers and responses to questions. That was definitely one of the more interesting comments of the week.

The best way to get people to stop analyzing your comments from the NFL Combine? Wow them with your performance during workouts.

Owens did exactly that on Friday. The Texas Tech product recorded a broad jump of 12 feet, 2 inches. That was the second-best mark in the history of the event. 

The record was set by Byron Jones (UConn) in 2015. He registered a broad jump of 12 feet, 3 inches. 

Owens wasn't rated highly on a lot of draft boards. Per Pro Football Focus, he was the No. 249 prospect in this year's NFL Draft class.

During his 2023 season with the Red Raiders, Owens was responsible for 37 tackles and two passes defended. 

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