Throughout the draft process, the agent for Da’Quan Bowers fought an uphill battle against reports of his client’s knee issues.
Once seen as a potential top-five pick, Bowers fell deep into the second round to the Bucs. Many teams seemed believed Bowers wouldn’t get to a second contract and thought he may still need microfracture surgery.
“I do know what people have said,” Bowers’ agent Joe Flanagan said told Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times. “But given the procedure in January, he’s way ahead of schedule.”
Flanagan believes Bowers is already past the riskiest part of his recovery.
“Dr. Andrews said if there were going to be problems, they’d show up pretty quick,” Flanagan said. “He hasn’t had any swelling, soreness or pain. He hasn’t had to back off at all. He didn’t have a good workout on the field [at his Pro Day] but the fact that he did the workout at all was impressive.”
If Flanagan is right, the Bucs got the steal of the draft. If not, the other 31 teams were right.