Prospect

Photo of Da'Quan Bowers
Da'Quan Bowers (DE)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    280 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    33 1/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Clemson
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Round: 2
Pick (Overall): 19 (51)

Pick Analysis: Mark Dominik and Raheem Morris have to be ecstatic to land a top-10 talent in the middle of the second round. Bowers has an outstanding combination of size, strength and athleticism for the position, and his rush skills will immediately upgrade the Bucs' pass rush. If his medical situation holds up, the biggest steal of the draft now resides in Tampa.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash- -
  • Bench Press22.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump- -
  • Broad Jump- -
  • 3 Cone Drill- -
  • 20 Yard Shuttle- -
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
Buzz

Overview

Bowers has the ability to become a franchise NFL defensive end with the potential to dominate against the run and pass. Appears capable of playing DE in different front alignments or inside at defensive tackle in pass rushing situations. Really came into his own as a pass rusher this fall terrorizing ACC opponents to the tune of 16 sacks. Can beat offensive lineman with his athleticism or power. A complete player against the run who can hold up at the point of attack or chase down plays from the backside. Bowers has been dealing with a knee injury, which has caused him to slide from once being considered a No. 1 overall candidate. But he is still one of this year's truly elite prospects.


Strengths

Bowers is an extremely impressive blend of height, bulk and athleticism for a bigger defensive end. Is very versatile. Gets to the quarterback with a nice combination of initial burst and power and closes in a hurry. Can anchor at the point of attack, use his strength and hands to get off blocks and jolt ball carriers with his short area explosion.

Weaknesses

Is an athletic big-man but doesn't possess ideal top-end speed. Needs to do a better job of consistently playing low. Technique, awareness and motor have steadily developed but must continue to do so. Has dealt with some minor injuries during college career.

Grade

8.1

 

Video Playlist

  1. Raheem Morris on Bowers: 'He can be great'

    Published: April 30, 2011 at 03:05 p.m.

    Bucs head coach Raheem Morris discusses the Buccaneers' selection of Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers despite a severe knee injury his senior season.

  2. Buccaneers pick Da'Quan Bowers No. 51

    Published: April 29, 2011 at 07:46 p.m.

    Former Tampa Bay DB John Lynch announces Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers as the Buccaneers' selection with the 51st overall pick.

  3. 2011 Draft Profile - DE Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson

    Published: April 7, 2011 at 02:06 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers.

  4. Mayock on Bowers' pro day

    Published: April 1, 2011 at 06:38 p.m.

    Mike Mayock gives his analysis of Da'Quan Bowers' pro-day performance in Clemson, S.C.

  5. First Draft: Da'Quan Bowers

    Published: March 8, 2011 at 06:08 p.m.

    Find out what inspires former Clemson University defensive end Da'Quan Bowers.

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