Da'Quan Bowers was supposed to be a top ten pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He is an explosive defensive end who racked up 61 tackles last season as a member of the Clemson Tigers.
After "legitimate concerns" were raised about Bowers' knee, which is being reported as prone to injury, Bowers fell from grace faster than Derek Lowe after getting a DUI.
From top ten pick to 51st overall, where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked up the embattled defensive end. Bowers is great at stopping the run, and is also well-suited to getting sacks. Should his knee hold up, he is a can't miss talent, and Tampa Bay was wise to risk a second round pick on this player.
After two rounds, the Buccaneers have added a ton of quality talent to their team for the upcoming season, including Bowers and Adrian Clayborn, another defensive end out of Iowa.
Going into the 2011 season, two healthy rookies on the outside edges will put Tampa Bay right into the Super Bowl discussion. Drew Brees and Matt Ryan should be scared now.