Da’Quan Bowers Falling Toward Bucs

April 2nd, 2011

The 2010 college sacks leader could fall into the Bucs lap, explains draft guru Justin Pawlowski.

You want a powerful defensive end with a multitude of moves? That’s Da’Quan Bowers, the one-year-wonder beast out of Clemson.

In this superior draft buzz podcast, NFL Draft guru Justin “The Commish” Pawlowski explains why Bowers might very well be in the Bucs’ range after his pro day today, and The Commish fires away at those who dare to compare Bowers to the late Gaines Adams.

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19 Responses to “Da’Quan Bowers Falling Toward Bucs”

  1. DBarnes Says:

    Would you trade up to get Bowers if he slipped to the 10-15 range?

  2. Ash Says:

    It would be tough to give up a 2nd or even a 3rd with multiple holes to fill, especially knowing that we will have a good DE available with our pick.

  3. Stanglassman Says:

    You take what the draft gods give you if he slips you take the chance on him like JP says. If not you take the see ball get ball guy from GA. How smart do you got to be to sack the QB? JH could be our best choice to put some real pressure on the qb and make our defense click.

  4. Architek Says:

    Take him if he is available, I agree with the Commish because it will boil down to coaching and preparation anyway. If the DLine coaches are a fraction of how good the rumor has them to be he will serve us well. He has moves so that alone will increase his chances for success.

  5. BigMacAttack Says:

    I agree with all of the above.
    I would consider trading up for him, but only a couple spots.
    As they say, film doesn’t lie, and Dom is a big fan of watching the tape.
    The Bucs are in no hurry and if it take a year for Bowers to hit his stride and be the next Julius Peppers, it would be worth the wait. I can only imagine what a Beast at DE, next to GMC, Miller, & Price would do for the team.

    I hate getting my hopes up, but it looks like I might.

    And, Go Bucs!!!

  6. BigMacAttack Says:

    He looks like a Hybrid of Busta Rhymes & the Incredible Hulk.

  7. Macabee Says:

    Regardless of his pro day performance, if he gets a good medical report on his knee, he will not likely fall below 10. There is too much tape on him to do otherwise. If he doesn’t get a medical clearance, the Bucs should pass remembering the Brian Price pick last year which still has to be determined if it was a good pick or not.

  8. Macabee Says:

    I don’t if this is a credible mock, but already there are other believers. http://www.bleacherreport.com/articles/610059-2011-nfl-mock-draft-chris-j-nelsons-two-round-mock-draft-30

  9. Snook Says:

    No thanks on Gaines Adams Jr.

  10. gitarlvr Says:

    Snook- You are a mental retard. Go drown yourself in your toilet bowl. Clearly you didn’t listen to the podcast or know the first thing about DaQuan Bowers. Bowers is a big beefy powerful 280 lb monster of a 4-3 DE. Gaines Adams was a long lean 260 lb. pussy. People who compare players to other players from the same school as if that makes them the same or even similar players are brainless. Anyone who has studied the draft at all knows that the guy who brings echoes of Gaines Adams is Georgia DE Justin Houston who always seems to make all his plays on edge rushes with nothing in the way of inside moves.

    As far as him falling to #20. Aint gonna happen. Im fully on board with trading up for him if he slips to a spot that the Bucs are comfortable trading up to.

  11. Diary of a Wimpy Ruud Says:

    Weren’t we told that McCoy had a multitude of pass rush moves also , and then when he got to the NFL we found out he had none ?? ( none that worked anyways ) …

  12. CharlieB Says:

    Yeah, I want a guy that only decided to work hard for one season because his mentor (Gaines Adams) died. That kind of inspiration only comes around once in a career. We have no idea whether it carries over into the rest of his career. Too big of a risk in my opinion. He’s got all the raw talent in the world and can do great things if he’s motivated. The last part is what comes into question.

  13. gotbbucs Says:

    If it turns out that he needs micro fracture surgery then nobody is going to touch him, including the Bucs. I love his skill set but this team has had so damn many guys on IR the last few years that I’d rather see a fully healthy guy that maybe ranks a little lower overall drafted.

  14. Formerbuc Says:

    I think there is another factor that comes into play here, to consider. Which defense will Raheem run?
    If Rah is trying to go back to more a true cover-2 and do away with this 3-4 rushing crap, then the skill set of the player comes into play. A guy like Robert Quinn is a lot more in the mold of a Simeon Rice. A true 5 technique (lines up on the tackles outside shoulder). Bowers looks to me on film like a guy that can possess a rip move and have an inside rush. Like he has ability to play in the 4 spot if needed. If that’s the case, he won’t come off the field as much with a 3-4 base D alignment.
    Is this the ‘chicken or the egg’ dilemma? Do the Bucs go after ‘best available talent’ and let that dictate defensive scheme, or do they have a solid scheme in mind and need to find the right player to fit?`

  15. Trox88 Says:


    I agree with you. His medical is really the determing factor. I could care less about his forty time. I hope the long term prognosis for him is favorable.

  16. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Diary of a Wimpy Ruud Says:

    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:17 am
    Weren’t we told that McCoy had a multitude of pass rush moves also , and then when he got to the NFL we found out he had none ?? ( none that worked anyways ) …

    Unfair comment. McCoy did fine in his first year…better actually, then Warren Sapp, though just barely.

  17. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Injury is my concern as well.

  18. Snook Says:

    Hey git:

    He’s a bust like Gaines. Same school, same number…. Same failure.

    You’re the tard.

  19. gitarlvr Says:

    Snook- Same number??? SAME NUMBER??? Are you really that stupid? Of course you are. You must also think all Ohio State players are busts since Vernon Gholston was a bust. Kenyatta Walker was a bust coming out of Florida so I suppose all Florida players are busts too. Dwayne Jarrett out of USC was a bust so all USC players are busts. Starting to make sense to you? Of course not. Head on back to the UPARC group home buddy.