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Da'Quan Bowers

Da'Quan Bowers
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Defensive End

Clemson


College Position: Defensive End
School: Clemson
Grade: Junior
Height: 6-4
Weight: 275
Birthdate: 02-23-1990
Draft Projection: Top 10
Overall Rank: 8
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Defensive End (3)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2nd round with the #19 pick.
In 2010, the Bucs drafted two defensive tackles back to back with their first pair of selections, and this year followed suit with two of the top defensive ends in this draft. Bowers slid due to injury concerns, but when healthy he is a Top Ten prospect and could be one of the sleepers of this draft.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Proto-typical 4-3 DE with size and athleticism
  • Most dominant DE in college football in 2010: 15 sacks, 25 TFL
  • Tremendous motor - remarkable consistency in 2010, had two or more TFL in 9 of 13 games in 2010
  • Two way player - strong versus run and pass
  • Overpowers blockers
  • Quick first step
  • Displays short area quickness and above average change of direction
  • Instinctive and tenacious
  • ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2010
  • Finalist for Lombardi, Nagurski (winner) and Bednarik awards
  • 2.5 year starter
  • #1 rated recruit in the country by ESPN coming out of high school
   

Weaknesses

  • Lacks top end speed and burst
  • Concerns about his knee have hurt his stock
  • Seems nit-picky but he is more of a good not great athlete
  • Only 1 year of dominant play - just 4 career sacks prior to 2010
  • Limited pass rush repertoire - relies heavily on motor and bull rush
  • Was known primarily as a run stuffer prior to junior year

News

2011 NFL Draft: Doug Lancy's 2nd Round Mock Draft - Apr 29 (Doug Lancy)
10 Bold Predictions for Day 2 of the 2011 NFL Draft - Apr 29 (Fran Duffy)
2011 Scouting Combine: The Underwear Olympians - Defense - Feb 17 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft: Confirmed Underclassmen - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Christmas Edition (2 Rounds) - Dec 30 (Chris Maier)
A Draftniks Guide to the Bowl Games: Week 2 (Dec 25 - 31) - Dec 22 (Chris Maier)
Top 5 Risers in the 2011 NFL Draft - Nov 29 (Dan Wernery)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Thanksgiving Edition - Nov 25 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Early Season Edition - Oct 13 (Chris Maier)

Mock Draft Results


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