Da’Quan Bowers Scouting Report

Da’Quan Bowers

Height: 6’4
Weight: 275
College: Clemson
40 Time: 4.65
Class: Junior
Stock:
Projected: 1st Round

Stats

2010 – 66 tackles, 25.0 TFL, 15.0 sacks
2009 – 46 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 3.0 sacks
2008 – 37 tackles, 8.0 TFL, 1 sack

Overview:

Da’Quan Bowers is regarded as the top DE in this years draft class. There is no doubt the amount of talent he possess. He has prototypical size and athleticism with long arms and a good burst. He has all the tools to develop into the next great pass-rusher. The problem is, he needs to work hard to refine his game. He lacks pass-rush moves and relies on his quickness and strength to beat poor college Tackles. This won’t work in the NFL. He needs to develop his pass-rush moves and improve his technique. If he doesn’t, he could very well be this draft’s biggest bust.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– 3 year starter
– Incredibly productive Junior year
– Ideal size
– Great athlete
– Very strong upper and lower body
– Really nimble for his size
– Good burst off the snap
– Has the quickness to turn the corner
– Tremendous closing speed
– Sheds blocks reasonably well
– Fluid in space, changes directions well
– Can play LDE and RDE
– Sky-high potential

Negatives

– One year wonder?
– Beats poor college Tackles with his speed and strength
– Needs to develop pass-rush moves
– Will not be able to beat NFL OT’s with just his raw talent
– Doesn’t have an elite first step
– Leaves his feet a lot when tackling and ends up missing
– Needs to continue to refine his hand usage
– Does a poor job of timing the snap count
– Runs himself out of the play at times because he keys on pass-rushing
– Boom or bust player
– Needs to work really hard to expand his game in the NFL

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Strength: 3.5
Quickness: 4.0
Pass Rush: 3.0
Point Of Attack: 3.0
Recognition: 3.0
Motor: 3.0
Pro Potential: 5.0

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