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Da'Quan Bowers Video Highlights

It's no mystery that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were looking to improve their pass rush in the 2011 NFL Draft. Well, after the first two rounds, the Buccaneers have done just that. It began on Thursday night with the selection of Iowa's Adrian Clayborn with the No. 20 pick. The on Friday evening, the Bucs double dipped by acquiring Clemson's Da'Quan Bowers, a prospect most draft gurus had in their top five or ten at the beginning of the pre-draft process several months ago. After undergoing knee surgery last fall though, Bowers made the mistake of participating in the Combine. He struggled there, and at his Pro Day not long after. Consequently, teams got gun shy about drafting the sack machine from Clemson, and Bowers fell all the way out of the first round and into the early 50s before Tampa Bay scooped him up at No. 51.

We'll have more commentary and analysis about the pick, and the Bucs' entire 2011 NFL Draft haul throughout the weekend, but for now, take a look at some of Bowers' impressive highlights. (I suggest you mute the volume).

Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.