Following his shaky Pro Day performance, the health and draft stock of Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers has been one of the most hotly debated topics in the league.
Some folks don’t believe he’ll even slip out of the top ten, and a report came out Sunday that the Bills passed Bowers on his team physical. Other reports suggest he could fall out of the top 20 picks.
SI.com’s Peter King suggests the Lions wouldn’t let that happen.
“Detroit really likes Da’Quan Bowers, bad knee and all, and could take him at 13,” King writes in MMQB. (Or perhaps they are trying to pull the Jedi mind trick on the Vikings, who pick 12th, to get them to take Bowers.)
Medical evaluations from the 32 teams won’t necessarily all agree. King writes one team doctor suggested taking Bowers off the board because he might need microfracture surgery.
But as we’ll hear plenty of times in the next few weeks, it only takes one team to fall in love.