Da’Quan Bowers will only lift at Combine

Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers, the man who Silva put at No. 1 overall in his first Mock Draft, will only lift weights at this week’s NFL Scouting Combine.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news, which doesn’t come as a huge surprise following reports that Bowers underwent surgery for a torn meniscus after his season.

Bowers is expected to participate in his school’s Pro Day, and previous reports indicated he was mostly recovered from the surgery.  Bowers led the nation with 16 sacks last year.

12 responses to “Da’Quan Bowers will only lift at Combine

  1. Why the heck do they even have the combine anyone. The top picks never want to do anthing until their pro days. It’s not like the teams hold it against them either.

  2. “dukemarc says: Feb 22, 2011 2:58 PM

    Why the heck do they even have the combine anyone. The top picks never want to do anthing until their pro days. It’s not like the teams hold it against them either.”

    Not everyone is a top pick.

  3. In this case, the player is injured and is still recovering. However for guys who are perfectly healthy, and say that they are just going to show up, but not participate in drills, teams should give them the cold shoulder.

    Scouts and coaches should come together and say, look who ever shows up speaking nonsense like I won’t throw, I won’t run the 40, or I won’t do any drills, none of us will interview them. We won’t even acknowledge that they’re here. No hallway conversations, no hellos or handshakes.

  4. Q: “Why the heck do they even have the combine?”

    A: So the Raiders can still blow draft picks on guys who run a fast 40 yard dash!

  5. I don’t know why people are making a big deal out of it. The guy had surgery on his knee and the one thing he would be able to do at full strength is lift end of story. That is unless you expect him to run a 40 and several other drills while recovering from knee surgery.

    With that being said he will most likely become a bust anyway.

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