According to SI’s Peter King, Da’Quan Bowers has failed “at least two team physicals” this offseason.
This report may be concerning, but it needs to be taken with a giant grain of salt. In his report, King fails to mention when these physicals occurred.
We know Bowers will hold his pro day on Friday and will then visit eight teams but to the best of my knowledge he hasn’t met with any teams privately since the combine.
If this is the case and his failed physicals came in February, then I couldn’t care less. He was fresh off knee surgery, so passing a physical at that point in time would have come as a surprise.
As long as Bowers looks close to 100% on Friday, which I fully expect him to, there shouldn’t be any major concerns regarding his health.
That said, I believe one of the top defensive linemen is likely to fall out of the top 10. Bowers is definitely a candidate to be that guy, and I currently have him landing in Minnesota in my latest mock draft.