It’s the biggest day of the pre-draft process for Clemson DE Da’Quan Bowers. He has his personal pro day today (Friday) to show that the torn lateral meniscus in his knee that required surgery at the end of his senior season is 100 percent healed and he’s back to being the top flight pass rushing terror that most NFL clubs believe he is.
Bills GM Buddy Nix and members of his scouting staff will also be on hand for the workout. Nix however, does not feel a poor workout means you pull Bowers off your board.
“I think it’s big for him,” said Nix. “I’m not sure that you would write him off if he’s not completely healthy Friday, but it’s time for him to show he either is healthy or that he needs more work or more time.”
Bills head coach Chan Gailey was asked on Tuesday during a season ticket holder teleforum if Bowers was a fit for Buffalo’s 3-4 scheme. Knowing the plans are to go to more of a hybrid scheme in 2011, Gailey is confident they could find a place for Bowers.
“I think that if we ended up taking that guy we’d find a place for him,” said Gailey. “We’d make it work. You can’t take a guy that is that good of a player and not make him fit in to what you’re trying to get done defensively. We’re not going to pass up a very, very good football player just because he might not fit perfectly. We’ll adjust to get good football players on our team.”
Tags: 2011 NFL draft, Buddy Nix, Chan Gailey, Da'Quan Bowers, Pro days
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