2011 NFL Mock Draft: Denver Drafts Sack Artist Da'Quan Bowers
Will Denver Be Fortunate Enough to See Da'Quan Bowers Slide to Two?
Da’Quan Bowers had a season for the ages last year at Clemson. He led the nation in sacks with an astonishing 15.5 but that’s not all he did. He also added another 74 tackles, good for second on the team and another 26 tackles for loss.
Many consider Bowers as a possible top pick in the draft but I think the Panthers go in a different direction, opening the door for the Broncos to grab the stud defensive end. He has an NFL-ready body and he could play either in the 4-3 or the 3-4 depending on the direction of new the coaching staff led by John Fox.
Another reason I think Fox drops is because of the news that Bowers had minor knee surgery after Clemson’s bowl game. Apparently he had an injured meniscus that he has been playing with for the entire season. That does show that Bowers is able to play through injury but why would you want a scratched Ferrari when you could grab a brand new Maserati instead?
|1. Carolina Panthers: Marcell Dareus, DT |
2. Denver Broncos: Da'Quan Bowers, DE
3. Buffalo Bills: Von Miller, OLB
4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green, WR
|17. New England Patriots: Nate Solder, OT|
18. San Diego Chargers: Adrian Clayborn, DE
19. New York Giants: Gabe Carimi, OT
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Justin Houston, OLB
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Blaine Gabbert, QB |
6. Cleveland Browns: Julio Jones, WR
7. San Francisco: Patrick Peterson, CB
8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley, DT
|21. Kansas City Chiefs: Tyron Smith, OT|
22. Indianapolis Colts: Danny Watkins, OG
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Mike Pouncey, OG
24. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Kerrigan, DE
|9. Dallas Cowboys: J.J Watt, DE |
10. Washington Redskins: Cam Newton, QB
11. Houston Texans: Robert Quinn, DE
12. Minnesota Vikings: Jake Locker, QB
|25. Seattle Seahawks: Ryan Mallett, QB|
26. Baltimore Ravens: Rahim Moore, FS
27. Atlanta Falcons: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE
28. New England Patriots: Akeem Ayers, OLB
|13. Detroit Lions: Prince Amukamara, CB |
14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Liuget, DT
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram, RB
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Cam Jordan, DE
|29. Chicago Bears: Anthony Castonzo, OT|
30. New York Jets: Randall Cobb, WR
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Derek Sherrod, OT
32. Green Bay Packers: Jimmy Smith, CB
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