Lowry comes up against the same issues that Clark has to face: too many capable pieces ahead of him on the depth chart.
It doesn’t help him that he hasn’t really done all that well in the few chances afforded him, however.
Of all the defensive line players, Lowry has seen the lowest number of snaps through 8 games (45) despite being there all year; even Mike Pennel — who missed four games due to a suspension — currently has 53.
He hasn’t been overtly bad per se — his overall is below average, but his run defense (ie: the main thing he was drafted for) is close to average — but his pass rushing deficiencies make him a liability if he’s out there on anything but expected running plays. Somehow he’s ended up out there on more passing downs so far — 26 compared to 19 for rushing snaps — and that has not helped him.
With many players ahead of him on the line — including draft-mate Clark — Lowry isn’t likely to see much beyond the half-dozen snaps he’s been getting pretty much every week. That probably works out best for both him and the team.