Da’Quan Bowers Scouting Report

Da’Quan Bowers DE Clemson

Ht: 6’4

Wt: 280

Strengths:
Elite athleticism for his size. Has the strength to play 3-4 or 4-3 end. Explosive off the snap. Has developed a nice array of pass-rush moves. Size/athleticism combination is simply too much for most tackles to handle in a one-on-one matchup. Decent lower-body strength; shows the ability to hold up at the point of attack against the run.
Weaknesses:
Speed is only marginal compared to most NFL pass rushers – may struggle to produce the same sack totals at the next level. Slow to develop; came to Clemson as the top-rated defensive prospect in the nation but made only minor contributions in his first two seasons. Is he a one-year wonder motivated by a big NFL contract? Or is he committed to continuing to improve?
Comments:
Bowers has the size, strength and athleticism to be a truly elite defensive end at the next level. However, you should always cautious about falling in love with a player who suddenly blossomed in his final collegiate season – that raises a red flag that money may be his only motivator. There are no indications that this is the case with Bowers, but teams should do their homework before investing in him. He plays with the mindset of a pass rusher, which may need to be adjusted at the next level. He doesn’t have the quickness and speed of the elite pass rushers in the NFL, but he has the potential to be a well-rounded lineman.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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