Wow, Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers finally comes off the board as the No. 51 overall pick. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers acquire yet another pass-rushing threat in Bowers, who at one point in this draft process was considered to be a slam-dunk first round prospect. Concerns about his knee injury caused Bowers to fall all the way out of the first, and more than half way through the second before finally being selected. It’s not too often that you find a player who is coming off a 15.5 sack season at a BCS school. Provided Bowers can stay on the field, this could turn out to be one of the steals of the draft.
Provided Bowers doesn’t need clean up surgery or reaggravate it somewhere down the line, Bucs fans can look forward to him and Adrian Clayborn terrorizing quarterbacks for years to come. For more reaction to the pick, be sure to head on over to Bucs Nation for more fan discussions and analysis on the Bucs’ very interesting second round selection.