The reviews coming out of the pro day for Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers are becoming less mixed and more negative.
Three teams at the workout told PFW’s Nolan Nawrocki that Bowers struggled. They had his forty times in the mid 4.9’s and don’t think his knee is healthy.
“He’s not ready. He was hobbling around out there. The shuttles were bad. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. He cost himself millions of dollars,” one team said.
Bowers reportedly struggled to bear his weight in agility drills. One team in the second half of the first round said he wasn’t sure whether they’d take Bowers if available because of his health.
“He had a real difficult time bending. I question whether he will be ready,” Nawrocki’s source said.
It’s April 1 and there is plenty of time to get ready for the season. The key is whether teams think these health problems are lasting.
Some teams reportedly believe Bowers will eventually need microfracture surgery, which would send his stock plummeting.