Da'Quan Bowers Scouting Report
Da'Quan Bowers
Da'Quan Bowers - Clemson (HT: 6-3⅜ - WT: 280)
Combine 40: DNP - Position Rank: 6 of 55

Positives: Good athlete... Good size and bulk... Very solid pass rusher... Uses his hands well... Gets after the quarterback... Gets penetration... Pushes the pocket... Can play with good leverage... Disruptive... Good burst off the ball... Good bend on the corner... Reasonably explosive... Solid rip and swim moves... Good strength at point of attack... Gets off blocks well... Good closing speed... Plays the run well... Can get in the backfield... Makes plays behind the line of scrimmage... Anchors well... Uses good technique to disengage... Good containment... Good lateral movement... Flows down the line and makes the play... Good agility and change of direction ability... Looks reasonably comfortable playing off the line of scrimmage... Hard hitter... Good effort... Prototypical 4-3 LDE... Instincts continue to get better... Played through injuries in 2009... One of the top ranked players out of high school, finally lived up to the hype in 2010, had his breakout season and led the FBS with 15 sacks, was second with 25 tackles for loss... Selected All-ACC first team for the 2010 season.

Negatives: Needs to stay low to maximize lower-body strength... Will give up on plays too early... Game to game consistency needs to improve a little... Sack total was unimpressive prior to his junior season... Missed two games with knee injury in 2009... Medical red flags, suffered a meniscus tear in his right knee on November 6 vs. North Carolina State but played through it for the remainder of the season, was flagged by physicians at the combine, underwent surgery following the season but didn't work out at the combine or Clemson's pro day, hurt his stock in a private workout on April 1 and failed to solidify top five status, may fall into the mid-first round or lower... Combine medical recheck showed signs of potential long-term arthritis and some weakness in surgically repaired right knee... Won't be valued by teams running a 3-4 defense, would be a waste of his talents... Was he chasing a paycheck his junior year and will he revert to prior form after he signs his rookie contract?

  149 89 60 43½ 19 2 1 1 0
2008 Clemson   37 21 16 8 1 0 0 0 0
2009 Clemson   46 27 19 10½ 3 0 0 1 0
2010 Clemson   66 41 25 25 15 2 1 0 0

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